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Lo Schiavo Science Center Exterior
Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation
12 detailed studies of other science buildings
15,000 square feet of public gathering space
17 state-of-the-art laboratories and studios
17 state-of-the-art laboratories and studios
15,000 square feet of public gathering space
57,000 gross square feet overall
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Science and Innovation

The John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation is designed to exploit areas that feature an established history of excellent student training and high impact beyond campus.

  • Environment: Lo Schiavo Science will serve as a flagship statement of the university's commitment to sustainable principles and green design.
  • Human Health: Lo Schiavo Science will revolutionize USF's ability to train students in the techniques relevant to modern medicine and biotechnology.
  • Digital Technology: Lo Schiavo Science will showcase several sophisticated computing laboratories and classrooms, weaving critical modern technologies into a wide array of educational programs.

Environmental Science

Lo Schiavo Science, featuring the campus's first environmentally certified design, will serve as a flagship statement of the university's commitment to sustainable principles. It will also provide critically needed modern laboratory space for the Environmental Science degree programs, including spaces that support local environmental sampling around the Bay Area and the study of next-generation biofuels.

John Callaway is a leading scientist in wetlands restoration. John's work with students will benefit remarkably from the new Center for Science and Innovation. Learn how:




Health Sciences

Lo Schiavo Science will revolutionize USF’s ability to train students in the techniques relevant to modern medicine and biotechnology, while providing an ideal platform for supporting modern equipment brought in every year via competitive grant awards. The Center will strengthen the university's established high-impact health programs that have already graduated generations of biomedical researchers, doctors, nurses, dentists, and physical therapists.

USF scientist (and graduate) Christina Tzagarakis-Foster is studying breast cancer and what makes a normal cell turn into a cancer cell:




Computer Science

Lo Schiavo Science will showcase several sophisticated computing laboratories and classrooms, weaving critical modern technologies into all scientific disciplines and offering greater technological training to all USF students. The Center will support the growing dependence on computation throughout the campus, and facilitate the computer science department's NSF-funded project to increase and diversify the pool of students who learn computing. With an explicit emphasis on computing for the greater good, the university is poised for substantial impact.

One of the many scientists in computer science who will benefit from the new building is Sami Rollins:



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