The College of Science and Technology (CST) is taking dramatic steps forward, advancing the quality of its research, education and engagement with the world. More than 40 new faculty members—experienced researchers from around the world—have joined CST recently. New and seasoned professors have helped CST increase sponsored research funding by more than 140 percent since 2007.
A vibrant CST is vital for Temple as a world-class university. The college’s undergraduate enrollment has increased by 24 percent over the past five years, and incoming students’ SAT scores continue to rise each year. With more than 3,000 science students and 180 stellar faculty members, CST also plays an important role in the science and technology enterprise of the city of Philadelphia, the region and the nation.
CST has introduced new majors and programs to meet the needs of students and the marketplace. The Undergraduate Research Program provides an early research experience, essential for students to go on to the most selective graduate and professional programs and to employment with leading corporations and promising startups. TUteach, our partnership with the College of Education, is preparing the next generation of great math and science teachers. A new Professional Science Master’s degree will train tomorrow’s leaders in biotechnology. To help students succeed at Temple and in their careers, we have hired additional student advisors and increased resources for our Office of Student Professional Development.
CST will soon break ground for the Science Education and Research Center (SERC). The construction of a new building dedicated solely to advanced science is a once in a lifetime opportunity to advance the agenda of the college. The 246,000 square-foot, seven-story structure will house advanced laboratories and classrooms and attract talented students and scholars to CST’s already outstanding research community. The scientific exploration that will take place in SERC’s labs will impact our lives for generations to come.
This is truly an exciting time at the college. Under the leadership of Hai-Lung Dai, CST made remarkable progress in many areas. Through the hard work of the college’s dedicated staff and faculty, we will continue to move forward. Together we will build on the recent achievements and elevate CST’s reputation as a world-renowned institution for science and technology research and education.
CST’s achievements are made possible by the continued—and growing—involvement of alumni and friends, students and parents, and corporations and foundations. Their support means the college will continue to set new standards in advanced research, teaching and community engagement. I invite you to join us in the challenging task of building an even better CST and thereby contributing to the science and technology future of our country.
Michael L. Klein
Dean & Laura H. Carnell Professor of Science