Roosevelt Science Teaching Commons
In response to the City University of New York’s designation of the years 2005 to 2015 as the “Decade of Science,” Brooklyn College has included the creation of a massive new science complex in our Master Plan.
The New York State Legislature has approved over $56 million in funding for the Roosevelt Science Teaching Commons, which will improve research facilities for our programs in anthropology and archaeology, biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, exercise science, geology, health and nutrition sciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and speech and hearing sciences. The complex will be dedicated to promoting an increased public understanding of science and to engage the community — both at the college and in the borough of Brooklyn. The project is currently in design.
The Master Plan calls for the demolition of Roosevelt Hall and Roosevelt Hall Extension and the construction of a new facility that will include high-tech instructional and research laboratories and general-purpose classrooms, faculty offices and support areas. Spaces showcasing research and education in the sciences for all who work on or visit our campus will underscore the excitement and significance of scientific research and the vital importance of effective science instruction for all our students.