The five-story, state-of-the-art facility opened before the fall semester of 2021. The building houses 28 specialized laboratories and classrooms. It also has three levels of outdoor decks, including an astronomy deck. Construction of the building began in October 2019.
“Every square foot in the 120,000-square-foot building was purposely designed for student experience and learning,” said Eric Pedersen, dean of science, engineering and technology. “I understand that this building will provide many wonderful hands-on, career-oriented student experiences in science, engineering, and technology for the decades to come.”
Students were enthusiastic about the new building and the prospects of further training at the university.
“I hope you will remember as we celebrate this new facility that we are not only celebrating the opening of this beautiful building,” said Sheena Luy, Senior Biomedical Sciences Major, “but we are also celebrating the future of students, which is empowered, and the doors that will be opened because of this building and because of this great university. “
Another student said why they decided to go to Dixie State and what benefits they experienced there.
“I chose Dixie State because I wanted to follow my dreams and I was not disappointed,” said Baylee Schumacher, a sophomore engineering student, during the program. “The faculty in the program really cares about our success.”
Schumacher also said that at the university they can work alongside professors and take part in academic activities that enhance their learning experience.
As part of Dixie State’s “active learning. active life”, the SET building will house the university’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses. Since 2015, the university has added 111 academic programs, 85 percent of them in the STEM or health fields. in line with the polytechnic mandate the institution.
For more information on Dixie State University’s College of Science, Engineering & Technology, visit colleges.dixie.edu/science.