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Washington Adventist University Focuses on STEM Studies with Building Renovation

The health and medical sciences have long been a staple of study at Washington Adventist University (WAU). Since its founding in 1904, WAU has led through teaching and personifying the Seventh-day Adventist health message of balance, temperance, and living life in all its abundance.

A major facet of WAU’s vision for the future is a new STEM Laboratory building, based on the belief that a strong science curriculum underpins WAU’s mission to develop moral, competent leaders in the medical professions who will enrich and enhance lives in communities around the world. The University is campaigning to raise $10-15 million to renovate the home of the biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and medical laboratory science programs.

Dedicated in 1908 as the school’s administration building and chapel, the current science building was renovated most recently in the 1980s. The refurbished building will feature a 33,000 square foot collection of larger, state-of-the-art laboratory and student study spaces. The design will encompass collaborative learning that emphasizes integration between disciplines and departments. The new STEM building will create an energetic environment to promote opportunities in and outside the classroom.

WAU houses one of the State’s leading nursing programs, which recently received equipment and materials support from the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology recently granted WAU’s medical imaging program full, three-year accreditation. The University continues to offer pre-medical studies with a personal touch, and the science building’s renovation into the envisioned STEM Laboratory underscores WAU’s commitment to student success and community service.