Resources to educate the next generation of scientists
State-of-the-art laboratories, new classrooms and dedicated collaboration space. Completed in January 2022, Rider’s Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center allows the University to meet the needs of evolving science education.
- The Center’s new wing opened in January 2022.
- The entryway’s open floor plan removes barriers to collaboration.
- The flexible space can be used for small gatherings, meetings and events.
- The project allows Rider to continue to integrate newer disciplines.
Begun in November 2020, the $9 million project created a new wing with modern labs, new equipment and new space for programs in cybersecurity, software engineering and anatomy and physiology, allowing Rider to grow current programming in computer science, artificial intelligence and software engineering. It also provided a new greenhouse and distinct areas to encourage collaboration, discussion and study.
The Center's 9,500-square-foot addition expanded the size of the Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center to more than 79,000 square feet of space. But expanding Rider’s Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center was not just about increasing the footprint of a building. It’s about furthering the University’s ability to prepare students for fulfilling careers in ever-expanding areas of science.
By offering small classes, collaborative relationships with professors, and research opportunities that can begin as early as freshman year, Rider’s interdisciplinary approach allows students to gain fresh perspectives and understand connections between diverse fields of study – a critical ability when seeking answers to complex problems.
You invest in the next generation of thinkers, problem solvers and innovators by supporting Rider’s Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center.
- Science and Technology Center Building Naming ($4M)*
- Study Area 1 ($20K)*
- Study Area 2 ($20K)
- Study Area 3 ($20K)
- Additional Science Equipment ($50K)
- The Greenhouse ($150K)
- Greenhouse Growth Racks ($4K)
- Greenhouse Tables ($3K)
- Science and Technology Center Atrium ($250K)
- Cybersecurity Classroom ($250K)
- Cellebrite UFED Mobile Security Tools ($18K)
- Nao V6 Robot Learning Platform ($9K)
- Ultimaker 3D Printers ($7.7K)
- Science Lecture Hall 201 ($250K)
- Software Engineering Classroom ($250K)
- Anatomy and Physiology Classroom ($350K)
- Bod Pod ($37.5K)
- Anatomage Table ($60K)
- Syndaver ($72K)*
- Motion Capture System ($100K)
To learn more about the Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center, as well as naming opportunities, please contact:
Senior Director, Development and Director of the Rider Women's Leadership Council
pamingle [at] rider.edu