WEST HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of New Haven is breaking ground on a signature new academic building in the heart of its campus. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation took place today on the University's main campus in West Haven. The three-floor, 44,000-square-foot building will feature cutting-edge engineering and science labs, collaborative classrooms, a 3D visualization technology suite, and state-of-the-art communication studios, bringing students together across fields of study.
This innovative facility will be named for Sam and Lois Bergami, two longtime University benefactors who, in addition to supporting this new facility, have contributed to several other University buildings; they have also created academic programs and scholarships.
"I see this as a building that will embody everything that we have stood for since the University's founding almost 100 years ago," said University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan. "It will be the heartbeat of this University as it moves boldly into the future, enriching our community in countless ways for the decades to come and serving as a physical environment that reflects the dreams and ambitions of our students."
The Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation is the cornerstone of The Charger Challenge, the University's comprehensive $100 million fundraising campaign that will culminate with its Centennial in 2020.
About the University of New Haven
The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It's a diverse and vibrant community of more than 7,000 students with campuses around the country and around the world.
Within its colleges and schools, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, business, engineering, public safety, and public service. More than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a long-standing commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning.
At the University of New Haven, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.
SOURCE University of New Haven