Pace University Opens New Learning Space Bringing STEM Computer Science Projects to Life
With the support of a state grant, Pace University has opened a brand new, state-of-the-art computer science learning space in the heart of New York City’s technology center.
Having a location surrounded by New York’s top technology companies is crucial to the new learning space. It includes a dedicated area for the NYC Design Factory which matches Pace students with external companies – giving the students a chance to develop innovative apps and projects for their company. The space also features a think-tank style classroom, and collaborative learning areas that allow students to work together in teams and really bring their projects to life.
The university’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems celebrated the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony that was attended by students and faculty alike.
Dean of Pace’s Seidenberg School, Jonathan H. Hill, said, “At Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, we are educating the next generation of New York City Tech industry employees and the founders of new companies. Assemblymember Glick’s assistance has made all the difference in allowing us to create cutting edge, technology-driven collaboration spaces for learning, designing, researching, and playing for these students.”
Assembly member Deborah J. Glick, Chair, Higher Education Committee, who helped secure the grant said, “I was very happy to have the opportunity to allocate this money because Pace is comprised of a group of strivers and helping to get some resources is a great joy for me.”
Pace University Provost Vanya Quiñones, Ph.D., said, “We cannot do all of this alone. It is important to our institutional success and student success to have a champion like Assembly member Deborah Glick fighting for us.”