Wednesday, March 1, 2017

College Holds ‘DNA Cutting’ for New STEM Center

Salt Lake Community College opened the doors Wednesday to its new Dumke Center for STEM Learning on its flagship Taylorsville Redwood Campus. SLCC made room for the 6,000 square-foot Center by renovating part of its Science and Industry Building.

It’s anticipated that Center will receive about 10,000 visits per spring and fall semesters for students who seek tutoring and advising or areas for studying, workshops and collaboration. Those areas will also have texts, science models and computers for students to use. About one third of the funding for the renovation came from federal sources, and the rest—about $800,000—was financed by non-governmental sources.

SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin noted that when you open a STEM learning center, "You can't just have a ribbon." Students, staff and faculty joined her in cutting a DNA sequence to mark the opening.