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With unprecedented focus, Tufts is creating cross-disciplinary collaborations in laboratories and classrooms that reinforce its distinctive strengths in the STEM disciplines—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM principles are spurring approaches to teaching that accent self-discovery and hands-on problem solving.


  • The Science and Engineering Complex is a new 175,000-square-foot-next-generation facility that will provide a collaborative space for the next generation of scientists and engineers.
David Hammer
David Hammer, director of the new Institute on Research and Learning, talks about the education research the institute is launching, and the gift from the McDonnell Foundation that made it possible. “It’s really inspiring what can happen if we think differently.”
Jim and Kristy Tiampo
Jim Tiampo, E83, A83, and his wife, Kristy, E83, endow a junior faculty professorship at the School of Engineering. “It’s certainly a wonderful feeling to know that we’re contributing to a positive experience at Tufts.”
Thomas So and Son
For Thomas So, E78, A13P, gratitude for his undergraduate education and, most importantly, a crucial scholarship, is expressed in a generous gift to the Science and Engineering Complex. “Tufts gave me the knowledge and the vision to be where I am today.”