Montgomery College Celebrates New Bioscience Education Center
The Academic Cornerstone of the College’s Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park
Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard and the College’s Board of Trustees dedicated the new Bioscience Education Center on September 10, 2014. The three-story building represents an $87.9 million investment in STEM education and workforce development.
After the dedication, elected officials, business executives, students, and alumni took a tour of the building. Those who missed the celebration are invited to take a virtual tour of the construction process and the new facilities through the video below.
About the Center
The Bioscience Education Center is a stunning, state of the art building. It allows Montgomery College to expand its mission of providing educational excellence in the sciences to meet the county’s need for a highly skilled and knowledgeable STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce.
As the academic cornerstone of the planned life sciences park, the 145,000 square-foot building will provide opportunities for undergraduate research and the expansion of course and program offerings.
Maryland is a global leader in bioscience and technology education, and ranks among the top five regions nationally in biotechnology. The center will provide a continuum of life sciences education and training from middle school to postdoctoral levels in an integrated academic, business, and research environment. By preparing the skilled workforce locally, the Bioscience Education Center will help to stimulate economic development.
A Unique Partnership
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital opened in October of 2014, creating a unique educational partnership with the College. The hospital, which serves as the partner anchor for the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park, will be a valuable resource for aspiring health care workers. It will provide students with hands-on learning, state-of-the-art instructional space and exposure to the most advanced medical technology.
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will be the first hospital in the nation located on a community college campus with an educational partnership to help train the next generation of health care professionals.
Businesses interested in partnering with or locating in the Life Sciences Park should contact:
Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park
Office phone: 240.567.2007
Cell phone: 301.509.7328
Paul Peck Academic and Innovation Building
20271 Goldenrod Lane (office location)
20200 Observation Drive (mailing address)
Germantown, MD 20876