Don Betz STEM Research and Learning Center
University of Central Oklahoma
The University of Central Oklahoma prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, UCO is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences.
The Don Betz STEM Research and Learning Center, an interdisciplinary hub for the university’s various science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, including biology, chemistry, engineering, forensic science and nursing, is the first interdisciplinary STEM education facility in Oklahoma. The new 57,000 square-foot education building features research labs, new classrooms and faculty offices, various forensic science laboratories, an applied mathematics suite and a nursing simulation station. It is the home of the Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research (CIBER) and the Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC), as well as a place for collaboration between forensic science and STEM disciplines.
Photos: Scott McDonald © Gray City Studios
Architect: Rand Elliott Architects