The Gary & Ann Crocker Science Center Project

Learning Commons Seminar Room

Seminar rooms will host small groups of students and their professors as they explore advanced questions and methods in the sciences. Interdisciplinary courses will create new collaborations between scientists, non-scientists, peers, and mentors.

Learning Commons

A central lobby will provide a convenient space for students to have lunch, meet up with old friends and new connections, or hold impromptu study sessions before a class or exam.

Center for Cell and Genome Science

The CCGS is undertaking revolutionary research into the genome, the most basic machinery of cells and all living organisms. Findings from the CCGS promise to revolutionize the understanding and treatment of many congenital and neurological disorders.

Teaching Lab

A complement to lecture and seminar classes, teaching labs give students from all specializations hands-on experience with scientific practice and methods, preparing future generations for careers in science, engineering, and medicine.

Student Advising Hive

The Advising Hive will be a centralized resource for students to find and choose classes, extracurricular activities, internships, and more. Advisors from each science departments will be centrally located for convenience and regular support for all students.

Study Hub

Quiet study areas are designed for small groups of students to prepare for lectures and exams, to complete research projects, and to broaden their understanding of scientific principles and discovery.

Technology Incubator

Bringing together entrepreneurs, business experts, and scientists from all disciplines, the Business Incubator will help researchers develop, commercialize, and adapt new scientific findings and inventions for medical, technology, and public use.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center will provide a valuable source of information and learning for science students. Through individual and small group tutoring, students will gain a better understanding of the concepts in their science and math classes.

Reading Room Tiered Classrooms

Each of the classrooms in the reading room has a 140 student capacity, providing the flexibility necessary to teach students from across the University of Utah campus survey overview courses of key principles in science.

Undergraduate Research Lab

Undergraduate Research Labs will provide a space for students to devise, study, and undertake their own research projects. Students will be encouraged to do research as early as their freshman or sophomore year, a virtually unprecedented opportunity across American universities.


The Crocker Science Center Café will be a hub for students, staff, and professors, providing a centralized location for casual and impromptu collaboration, socialization, and learning at the University of Utah.

Center for Quantitative Biology

Combining the insights of mathematics and statistical methods with open questions in chemistry, biology, and physiology, researchers in the CQB will work to uncover a new understanding of natural processes in a truly interdisciplinary collaboration.

Center for Science and Mathematics Education

The CSME takes science into the community with programs that reach out to refugee groups, prisoners, K-12 students and teachers, and the general public; in this way, we will grow the community of scientists at the University and in the State of Utah.


Spanning the height of the George Thomas Building, the atrium will be a connecting point for laboratories, classrooms, and social areas in the Crocker Science Center, allowing natural light to fill glass-walled rooms and encouraging visual connections throughout the space.