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Science, Engineering, and Technology Building

SET Building

Named spaces are currently available for HCC’s newest building! In the summer of 2017 science, engineering, and technology students began studying in HCC’s 145,300 square foot SET building.  

Employment in occupations related to STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - continues to grow. HCC provides updated curriculum and skills training to keep pace with evolving workforce needs. Our winning formula for STEM education comes to full fruition with the opening of the new Science, Engineering, and Technology Building. 

The total cost of design and construction for the SET Building is provided by capital funding from the State of Maryland and Howard County.  Therefore, 100% of the gifts the HCC Educational Foundation receives for the named space opportunities go directly to assist HCC students. Named Space opportunities start at $1,500.

 
  • Floor Plan
  • Named Spaces Available

    SPACE

    DESCRIPTION

    COST

    Science, Engineering and Technology Building

    145,300 GSF

    $2,500,000

    Large Conference Room (1 available)
    376 SF (room 410)

    Meeting space for faculty, staff and student collaboration.  Includes enhanced technology and accommodates 12 occupants.

    $10,000 each

    Small Conference Room (1 available)
    222 SF (room 426)

    Meeting space for faculty, staff and student collaboration.  Includes enhanced technology and accommodates 8 occupants.

    $5,000 each

    PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    Physics Lab (2 available)
    1,142 SF (room 150)

    1,156 SF (room 153)

    State of the art, spacious physics lab with space for 24 students to perform microcomputer-based labs (MBL) using various sensors for data collection and to foster a multi-media approach to learning physics.  Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration.

    $15,000 each

    CYBER SECURITY/COMPUTER NETWORKING

    CHEMISTRY

    Inorganic Chemistry Lab (2 available)
    1,245 SF (room 350)

    1,248 SF (room 352)

    State of the art inorganic chemistry lab where students perform benchtop experiments using modern equipment, including mass spectrometer, centrifuges, analytical balances, and Vernier LabQuest equipment. Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration.

    $15,000

    Organic Chemistry Lab (2 available)
    1,682 SF (room 450)

    1,697 SF (room 452)

    State of the art organic chemistry lab where students perform benchtop experiments using modern equipment, such as Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry, gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, and UV-VIS spectrophotometer. Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration.

    $15,000

    Chemistry-Allied Health Focus Lab
    1,249 SF (room 353)

    State of the art organic chemistry lab where students perform benchtop experiments using modern equipment, such as UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Vernier LabQuest equipment, centrifuges, and electrophoresis and chromatography instruments. Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration.

    $15,000

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    General Biology Lab (4 available)
    1,274 SF (room 360)

    1,246 SF (room 362)
    1,208 SF (room 363)
    1,239 SF (room 364)

    State of the art general biology lab where students perform benchtop experiments using modern equipment, including microscopes, incubators, spectrophotometers, growth chambers, micropipettes, water baths and electrophoresis equipment. Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration.

    $15,000 each

    Microbiology Lab (2 available)
    1,234 SF (room 250)

    1,236 SF (room 252)

    State of the art microbiology lab where students perform benchtop experiments using modern equipment, including microscopes, incubators, laminar flow hoods, micropipettes, water baths, vortexers, shakers, freezers, and autoclaves. Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration.

    $15,000 each

    Genetics/Cellular Biology Lab
    1,311 SF (room 382)

    State of the art cellular biology and genetics lab where students perform benchtop experiments using modern equipment, including microscopes, incubators, laminar flow hoods, micropipettes, water baths, freezers, refrigerated centrifuges, thermocylers, autoclaves and electrophoresis equipment. Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration.

    $15,000

    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

    Anatomy & Physiology Lab (2 available)
    1,339 SF (room 462)

    1,332 SF (room 463)

    State of the art anatomy and physiology lab where students perform physiology experiments using conventional tools and computer based IWORKS sensors and software. Students use microscopes, dissections and models to learn about human anatomy. Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration.

    $15,000 each

  • Spaces Already Named

    SPACE

    DESCRIPTION

    DONOR

    Outdoor Classroom   SOLD - Engineering Solutions, Inc.
    Window Bench Seating Area
    1st floor hallway
      SOLD - P. Riggins and Riggins Services, LLC
    2nd Floor Hallway Seating Niche Area  

    SOLD - Kimberly Fair Davis and Ted Davis

    Bridge/Lounge Areas  

    SOLD - Steve and Kathy Joss
    SOLD - Quentin Smith

    Lobby w/Shared Study Area
    1,256 and 113 SF (room 100 & 100D)

    Large open area with varied comfortable seating for students to work individually or in groups.  Science is on display for students and visitors in the form of flat panel monitors, display cases and cabinets.

    SOLD- The Kahlert Foundation

    Community Room & Glass Display Area
    1,098 SF (room 101)

    Flexible space with enhanced technology for meetings, seminars, conferences and other events.

    SOLD- Edward Cochran and Family

    Learning Commons
    931 SF (room 102)

    Dedicated space for students to study individually or collaboratively.  Includes carried seating options and enhanced technology, mobile white boards and a meeting room.

    SOLD-AFCEA

    Shared Study Room
    229 SF (room 104)

      SOLD - N-M Holdings, LLC
    Shared Study Room
    218 SF (room 201)
     

    SOLD- Nithianandam Family

    Shared Study Room
    247 SF (room 204)
      SOLD - Flury Family
    Shared Study Room
    206 SF (room 301)
      SOLD-
    The Trane Company
    Shared Study Room
    220 SF (room 305)
      SOLD - Lynn Coleman
    Shared Study Area
    150 SF (room 103)
      SOLD -
    Brown & Heim, LLC
    Shared Study Area
    140 SF (room 201B)
      SOLD - Kim Bohnet & Christian Bottorff
    Open Study Space
    71 SF (room 334)
    Open area with comfortable seating for individual study. SOLD - Jennifer Kling
    Open Study Space
    (room 405)
      SOLD - Kevin Doyle

    Student Work Niche
    341 SF (room 255)
    335 SF (room 355)
    338 SF (room 455)

    Open area with varied comfortable seating and desktop computers for individual study.

    SOLD - Prime Solutions

    SOLD - Farida Guzdar
    SOLD - Anne & Chuck Johnson

    Undergraduate Research Lab
    1,242 SF (room 480)
      SOLD - John & Kathleen Hetherington

    Classroom w/24 seats
    820 SF (room 401)

     

    Flexible classroom spaces with enhanced technology such a student laptop computers, moveable whiteboards and flat panel monitors to facilitate team based learning and group interaction. Instructor station with technology equipment rack is located at the side of the room to allow faculty to move freely in the classroom to interact with students.

    SOLD- Cleary Family

    Classroom w/24 seats
    810 SF (room 403)
     

    Flexible classroom spaces with enhanced technology such a student laptop computers, moveable whiteboards and flat panel monitors to facilitate team based learning and group interaction. Instructor station with technology equipment rack is located at the side of the room to allow faculty to move freely in the classroom to interact with students.

    SOLD- Dunnigan Family

    Classroom w/36 seats
    1,340 SF (room 203)
      SOLD - Havtech
    Classroom w/36 seats
    1,079 SF (room 303)
      SOLD - Ken & Marie Kittelberger

    Classroom w/48 seats
    1,390 sf (room 107)

      SOLD - Women's Giving Circle of Howard County
    Classroom w/48 seats
    1,390 sf (room 109)
      SOLD - Harkins Builders
    Classroom w/48 seats
    1,487 SF (room 211)
      SOLD - Keller Family Foundation
    Classroom w/48 seats
    1,372 SF (room 111)
      SOLD - Barb Van Winkle

    Classroom w/48 seats
    1,410 SF (room 205)

      SOLD - Judy L. Smith

    Classroom w/48 seats
    1,487 SF (room 211)

      SOLD - Keller Family Foundation
    Lecture/Demonstration Lab w/48 seats
    1,466 SF (room 209)
    Flexible classroom with technology enhanced by the adjacency of a laboratory space where science demonstrations can be safely prepared and observed by students.  The classroom space includes enhanced technology and white boards for student collaboration. SOLD - Siemens Industry, Inc. Building Technologies
    Large Conference Room
    355 SF (room 310)
      SOLD - Chandran Family

    Small Conference Room
    233 SF (room 328)

      SOLD - Siemens Industry, Inc. Building Technologies

    ENGINEERING

    Physical Sciences Lab
    1,142 SF (room 154)
    State of the art, spacious physical science lab with space for 24 students to perform chemistry and physics experiment. Students will perform benchtop experiments and microcomputer-based labs (MBL) that use various sensors for data collection and to foster a multi-media approach to learning physics.  Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, and an instructor station with enhanced technology SOLD - Mike and Joanne Davis
    Geology/Earth and Space Sciences Lab
    1,161 SF (room 160)
      SOLD - The Chaney Foundation
    Display Area   SOLD - Richard and Courtney Watson
    Drop Plinth   SOLD - Missy Mattey

    Engineering Big Build Room
    1,203 SF (room 163)

    Large space for students to collaborate and work on varied engineering projects.  Features include a strong wall, ceiling crane, garage door, two-story open space surrounded by frame structure, 2nd floor catwalk, flexible student seating/work spaces.

    SOLD- Hamel Builders

    Engineering Digital Fab/3D Printing
    222 SF (room 163C)
    Designed to contain computer-controlled manufacturing SOLD - Fourth Dimension Engineering

    Engineering Study
    606 SF (room 165)

    Flexible room featuring multiple shared large flat-screen displays for collaboration, versatile space for students who are studying, working on engineering projects, and for small lectures

    SOLD- KCI Technologies

    CAD Lab
    1,186 SF (room 180)

    Classroom with enhanced technology instructor station, LCD projector, flat screen monitors, flexible/modular furniture. Specialized equipment to train students in the areas of CAD, Building Information Modeling, Geospatial Information Systems, Gaming and Simulation and Virtual World Development.

    SOLD -
    EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Inc.
    Biomed/Electronics Lab
    1,242 SF (room 253)
    Special equipment to train Biomedical technicians; including state of the art repair equipment. Students will be able to repair and refurbish equipment such as hematology analyzers, incubators, autoclaves, centrifuges and phlebotomy equipment.
     
    SOLD - John & Kathleen Hetherington

    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

    Horticulture/Environmental Science Lab
    1,513 SF (room 181)

     

    SOLD- Beth & Glenn Falcao

    Greenhouse - Head House
    256 SF (room 483)
      SOLD - Solow Family
    Greenhouse - Mesic Room
    731 SF (room 484)
      SOLD - Solow Family

    CYBER SECURITY/COMPUTER NETWORKING

    Network Defense Systems Room 1,218 SF (room 263)   SOLD - Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz

    Cyber Security Lab
    1,239 SF (room 264)

     

    SOLD - LG-TEK

    Computer Forensics and Advanced Networking Lab
    1,316 SF (room 282) 

      SOLD - Carl Strobel

    Ethical Hacking And Attack Analysis Lab
    1,187 SF (room 284)

    Advanced hardware and software to advance networking skills in a hands on learning environment capable of supporting small or large groups.  Focus areas include fundamentals for networking, introduction to firewall and network security and routing and switching essentials. 
     
    SOLD - Howard County Economic Development Authority

    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

    Biology/Biotechnology Lab
    1,257 SF (room 380)
    State of the art general biology and biotechnology lab where students perform benchtop experiments using modern equipment, including microscopes, incubators, spectrophotometers, growth chambers, micropipettes, water baths and electrophoresis equipment. Included in the space are computers for student data collection and analysis, mobile white boards, multiple data projectors for multimedia presentations, instructor station with enhanced technology, and flexible laboratory furniture to enhance team based learning and collaboration. SOLD - Bach and Bob Jeffrey
    Anatomy & Physiology Lab
    1,371 SF (room 460)
      SOLD - Chandran Family
    Anatomy & Physiology Study Room
    1,215 SF (room 464)
    Dedicated study space for anatomy and physiology students to obtain tutoring and to review laboratory materials as they prepare for exams. Student have access to specimens, models and microscope slides as well as computers and smart board technology. SOLD - Turner Family
    Anatomy & Physiology Model/Specimen Room
    794 SF (room 481)
    Support space for the anatomy and physiology program where animal specimens and anatomic models are stored. SOLD - Dr. Carl and Mamie Perkins

    ASTRONOMY

    Telescope Rooftop Observation

    Located on the roof of the SET building will be a teaching astronomical observatory. This will offer a safe open environment for up to 24 students to observe the night sky. The observatory will be located above most of the offending, polluting lights and will offer the students an opportunity to identify stars and constellations.

    There will be six roll out telescopes, four students per telescope. These telescopes will allow the students to learn how to develop observational and photographic techniques. The telescopes will be stored in an environment safe for optical systems. An elevator and stairs will allow all students access to the observatory.

    SOLD-   The Hillman Family

    Telescope Warming Room
    266 SF (room 501)
    A warming room is an observation space for those clear but cold nights. SOLD - Judy Haxton, Lilah Haxton and Ruth Huffman
  • Designate Your Named Space Scholarship

    The total cost of design and construction for the SET is provided by capital funding from the State of Maryland and Howard County.  Therefore, 100% of the gifts the HCC Educational Foundation receives for the named space opportunities in the Science, Engineering, and Technology Building go directly to assist HCC students.  Learn more about the greatest needs for student scholarships and how designating your scholarship to a specific fund will make a significant impact on students.

    For more information about naming a space in the SET building please contact Missy Mattey, HCC Educational Foundation Executive Director at 443-518-1970.

  • About STEM Education at HCC

    For the majority of students, a STEM degree means a direct path to employment with wages nearly double the U.S. average*.  STEM  professionals are needed in nearly every industry and help build communities, solve problems and protect the nation.  Businesses and organizations depend on trained STEM professionals to compete in the local and global marketplace. HCC is meeting this workforce need by educating the next generation of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics professionals. View a list of scholarships and endowments that support students in this field of study.

    *STEM 101: Intro to Tomorrow’s Jobs,” STEM Ed. Coalition, 10/12/2015,  http://www.stemedcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/BLS-STEM-Jobs-report-spring-2014.pdf.

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