Preparing students to live in a world of emerging science and new discoveries is our purpose and passion. The new Science Complex, opened in Spring 2021, is evidence of that commitment. Your support for the Science Complex, and other academic spaces, provides 21st century teaching, learning and research spaces scaled to meet the needs of our growing enrollments—130% growth in the college over the past 20 years—and will enhance our community collaborations to encourage STEM learning in our region.
For more information about this exciting new facility, exclusive opportunities for naming/giving and other gift opportunities, please contact Sarah Metzgar, Major Gifts Officer, Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Science Commons- As the public heart of the facility, the Science Commons offers space to congregate, converse, and collaborate. This stadium-like atrium supports both informal gatherings and formal presentations, and the adjacent Science Café provides coffee, bagels, and snacks.
Planetarium- This space will be used for student instruction in numerous subjects including astronomy, geology, and anatomy. It will also facilitate public programming and community outreach, building greater appreciation for our place in the solar system and TU’s place as a university for the public good.
Glen View Classroom- This first floor classroom, with floor-to-ceiling views of the Glen, overlooks an open-air instructional space and offers a glimpse into the classroom of the future.
Greenhouse—This rooftop learning space offers students unparalleled opportunities to investigate plant biology and genetics as part of their course work or individual research projects.
Student Success Center- The centrally-located Center is a space where students can find tutoring assistance. Overlooking the Science Commons from the third floor, the Student Success Center is also close to the STEM Career Community help desk and the Office of Technology Services help desk.
Classrooms and Laboratories- Many lecture halls, project-based instructional classrooms, teaching labs and research labs can be supported through exclusive naming agreements.
7800 York Road- Mathematical and Computing Sciences
While the Science Complex is the new home for the biological and physical sciences, the Fisher College’s programs in mathematical and computing sciences are housed in the nearby 7800 York building, which offers additional naming opportunities.
Mathematics Lobby and Computer & Information Sciences Lobby- These lobbies on the third and fourth floors are open, light-filled, and welcoming places where students can spend quiet time in between classes.
Classrooms and Research Labs- There are several attractive classrooms and labs in 7800 York Road that can be supported through exclusive naming agreements.
As an NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and one of the first four institutions in the world to receive ABET accreditation in Cybersecurity, Towson University is emerging as a global leader. Support for the Center positions TU to pursue solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s cyber challenges, encourages innovative research and discovery, develops solutions to the cyber workforce crisis, and engages in opportunities for technology commercialization.
TU is designated by the Society of Actuaries as one of only 17 Centers of Actuarial Excellence in the United States, and only 33 worldwide. TU offers both the undergraduate ASRM concentration as well as a new Master of Science degree in Actuarial Science and Predictive Analytics. Gifts supporting students in these programs may be directed to the Dr. Ohoe Kim ASRM Scholarship, or the Dr. Ohoe Kim ASRM Award & Scholarship Endowment.
Funding scholarships, including endowed scholarships, support many programs in the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. Two programs, in particular, are timely and relevant to TU’s goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Hill-Lopes Scholars Program supports women in STEM. Students receive a stipend each semester and financial support to participate in undergraduate research, attend professional scientific meetings and career-building conferences and workshops. Willard Hackerman Scholarships are reserved for incoming first year students from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute who major in a program housed in Fisher.
Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities– Collaborative research with faculty-mentors and fellow students brings learning to life. Providing research stipends offers many students the opportunity to forgo full- or part-time work that would otherwise make research experiences impossible.
Student Conference Travel– Funding provides opportunities for students to travel to conferences and research summits, where students experience peer-to-peer learning and make future graduate school and employment connections.
“Now more than ever, we see health professionals for the true heroes that they are. We are proud to support a learning environment for TU’s faculty and emerging health providers that ensures they will thrive in their professions.”