Geosciences is proud to be part of UConn’s Next Generation initiative through a focus on STEM programs. Find out more through these interactive videos and links:
Building Connecticut’s Economic Future Through STEM
Next Generation Connecticut is Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s initiative to greatly expand educational opportunities, research, and innovation in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines at UConn over the next decade. The shared goal of this initiative is to leverage the strength and resources of this University to build Connecticut’s future workforce, create jobs, and invigorate the State’s economy. The cornerstone of this effort is a major increase in the University’s enrollment, the expansion of our faculty, and the development of new and existing facilities to accommodate enhanced STEM research and teaching. It will also support the academic missions and the expansion of critical programs at UConn’s Hartford and Stamford campuses.
The Next Generation Connecticut (NGC) initiative represents one of the most ambitious state investments in economic development, higher education and research in the nation. The investments in NGC will transform the University of Connecticut into a top public research institution, fueling Connecticut’s economy with new technologies, training highly-skilled graduates, and creating new companies, patents, licenses, and high-wage jobs. The components of this ambitious ten-year plan include:
- Hiring new research and teaching faculty (the majority of whom will be in STEM disciplines, including Engineering, Biological, Mathematical and Physical Sciences);
- Increasing enrollment of undergraduate students at the Storrs and Stamford campuses;
- Building research facilities to house materials science, physics, biology, engineering, cognitive science, genomics and related disciplines;
- Constructing new teaching laboratories;
- Creating a premier STEM Honors program to attract increasing numbers of high achieving undergraduates;
- Upgrading aging infrastructure to accommodate new faculty and students;
- Expanding Stamford degree programs and providing student housing in Stamford; and
- Relocating Greater Hartford Campus to downtown Hartford.