As evidenced by their numerous patents and awards, and unparalleled levels of federal support, Rutgers researchers are leaders in Chemistry. Now, imagine how much more they could accomplish - how many additional drugs they could develop, medical procedures they could perfect, energy they could save, and bioprocesses they could discern – if their facilities were able to keep pace with, and support, their current and future research agendas…
The possibilities are virtually limitless, but one thing is clear: for both Rutgers researchers and their industry partners, the construction of a new facility is critical to continuing and expanding upon a tradition of research excellence.
Attraction and Retention of Human Capital
In addition to supporting research and providing user-friendly, adaptable spaces for teaching and collaboration, the new CCB building will serve as a recruitment tool for the department. When considering where to pursue their studies and careers, the top-notch students and faculty will be more likely to choose Rutgers, safe in the knowledge that their future pursuits will be supported by state-of-the-art facilities.
Economic Impact and Workforce Development
Beginning with the first shovel of dirt and extending far into the future, there is little doubt that the new CCB Building will yield considerable fiscal benefits for the University and the State.
Because of its environmentally-friendly design, the hundreds of new jobs created during the construction phase will bolster the state’s burgeoning “green” economy. Longer-term employment impacts are also expected, including those resulting from new faculty and staff hires, whose original patents and research dollars will create considerable assets for the university and the state.
Program graduates, equipped with training in the much-desired science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, currently enjoy a nearly 100% post-graduation employment rate. Given this trend, and the fact that approximately 80% of Rutgers grads remain within the area after graduation, it is easy to see that the benefits of the new building will extend well beyond campus, to the region as a whole.
“Safety is critical. Having safe and efficient chemical hoods and an overall design that ensures the safety of our researchers and students is essential.
A safe and organized space leads to better work.”
-- Daniel Seidel