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More than 10,000 students will take up to 70 courses each semester in VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street, starting this fall. (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications.)

Take a video tour of VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street

The College of Humanities and Sciences’ building dedicated to STEM will serve more than 10,000 students in up to 70 courses each semester.

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In the spring, Virginia Commonwealth University opened its 169,000-square-foot building dedicated to STEM. Across six floors, the state-of-the-art facility expands teaching, lab and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences, which is home to 17 departments, two schools, three programs and nearly 60% of VCU undergraduate students.

To provide a look inside the new STEM building, VCU chemistry major Sanika Pingulkar and health and exercise science major Leila Griffin led a tour of the facility. In this video, they highlight how it provides resources for VCU students studying anthropology, biology, chemistry, forensic science, kinesiology and health sciences, mathematics and applied mathematics, physics, psychology and interdisciplinary science.

Humanities & Science students Leila & Sanika give us an in-depth tour of the new STEM Building at VCU. (Video by Max Schlickenmeyer, Enterprise Marketing and Communications, and Alexis Finc, College of Humanities and Sciences.)

Starting this fall, more than 10,000 students will take up to 70 courses in the new STEM building each semester. It allows the College of Humanities and Sciences to continue delivering an innovative sciences curriculum seamlessly integrated with research, better preparing VCU graduates to understand and solve contemporary problems. The building also will be a place where growing talents are nurtured and foundational laboratory skills are taught, and where faculty will mentor and train future leaders in STEM.

For more about the new STEM building, please visit: chs.vcu.edu/academics/new-stem-building/.