Rotary Lunch: SUNY Broome Natural Science Center

By Dave Sherry

August 6, 2013 Updated Aug 7, 2013 at 10:08 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The fall of 2013 will be the first semester for SUNY Broome's Natural Science Center.

Tuesday, a professor from the school discussed the impacts of the new facility and how it will benefit students with the Binghamton Rotary Club.

The building has state-of-the-art laboratories that will give students the experience to move on to research universities.

"They are entering in as a junior at a major research university so we need to prepare them for that experience and our new laboratories and facilities will allow us to do that and provide an equivalent experience for their freshman and sophomore years," Kennie Leet of SUNY Broome's Physical Sciences Department said.

The recent push for STEM education makes this facility a great step forward for SUNY Broome.

"We want to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math and to have these great facilities, I think, is just going to inspire more students to continue with their goals in that area," Leet added.

The new building also has a mud room to prepare for more field education exercises.