Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation
Scheduled to open in early 2020, the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation will feature a makerspace, state-of-the-art science classrooms, communications studios, advanced “smart” classrooms, an atrium/café, and space for multidisciplinary student and faculty collaboration.
The 40,000 square-foot facility is the centerpiece of the University’s Charger Challenge: The Campaign for The University of New Haven, which endeavors to raise $100 million before 2020 to invest in student scholarships and the University’s culture of innovation.
It is being named in honor of longtime University benefactors Samuel S. Bergami Jr. '85 EMBA and Lois Bergami.
“This building's state-of-the-art science learning spaces, its technologically advanced ‘smart' classrooms, and all of its additional pioneering features will provide an exceptional environment for our students to learn, create, and collaborate with each other,” said University of New Haven President Steve Kaplan. "Most importantly, it will provide even more opportunities for our students to develop the same forward-thinking mindset that Sam has demonstrated throughout his distinguished career. I am most grateful for Sam and Lois's support, which is making this important initiative a reality."
The facility, being built adjacent to Buckman Hall, which houses the Tagliatela College of Engineering, will serve as a primary point of contact for students from across the University interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The building will be designed to help draw together resources from across the campus and to serve as a common space for students to develop and test ideas alongside their peers with mentorship from faculty, alumni, and corporate partners.
University of New Haven Celebrates Groundbreaking for Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation
The state-of-the-art facility, scheduled to open in early 2020, will house, among other cutting-edge amenities, engineering and science labs, the most technologically advanced collaborative classrooms, and video production studios.