New facilities and technology dedicated to specific disciplines will advance University initiatives and present exciting opportunities for teaching and learning. Examples include:
One of our Human Healthcare Initiative partners, Geisinger Health System, is a data-rich healthcare system with advanced information resources on patient care and financial, clinical and genomics data. Analyzing these complex data to extract meaningful information presents enormous computational, mathematical and statistical challenges.
With endowed and annual support, Bucknell can add new, high-speed computing and imaging technology to the planned Academic East building and take advantage of this tremendous learning opportunity. These resources, which are rare at liberal arts institutions, will enable our faculty and students to research, design and implement the powerful analytical approaches required for translating immense data sets into valuable healthcare practices.
Conceived as part of the Sustainability Initiative, this studio will capitalize on our location and broad curriculum by enabling faculty, students, staff and visiting experts to work together on cutting-edge sustainability projects on campus, in surrounding communities and urban areas, and at study-abroad sites. The studio will emulate a well-established learning model in architecture and turn our campus and region into a laboratory where students and faculty can explore the most challenging questions in sustainability and evaluate creative solutions as they unfold.
Experiential learning projects could include integrative design of zero-impact buildings, bioregional planning for sustainable communities and envisioning carbon-neutral cities. The questions sustainability raises are virtually limitless and thus the potential for a studio that integrates our efforts and impacts innovative research, design creations and learning is extensive.
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