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An Overview

The Science Initiative Task Force was created in August, 2014 from a charge letter issued by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. Successful University of Wyoming alumni and employers in pertinent science fields were appointed to the Task Force. After several meetings with the UW Campus Science Initiative Leadership Team, The Task Force submitted a Report to the Governor on January 5th, 2016 outlining a detailed plan to raise the science programs at UW to top-quartile status.
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Governor's Task Force Report

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Science Initiative Task Force

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Science Initiative Leadership Team

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The task force identified two phases for the development of the Science Initiative. Development of both phases is essential to move the core sciences at UW to top quartile status. The transformational impacts of Phase I are not dependent upon full implementation of Phase II. However, Phase II greatly magnifies the value, depth and  breadth of Phase I impacts.


Phase I

The Legislature recently approved construction of a Science Initiative facility. Planning is currently under way. Highlights of the planned facility include large-scale active learning classrooms (50-200 students each), state-of-the-art facilities to support innovation and research in advanced scientific imaging and integrative biology, and roof-top greenhouse facilities.

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Phase II

Phase two includes plans for renovating vacated spaces in the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Aven Nelson buildings along with the east wing of the Animal Sciences-Molecular Biology building. It also includes development of a new 4.3-meter telescope center on Jelm Mountain.

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Goals and Metrics

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Innovative Programs

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Transformative Research

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