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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
– Helen Keller

The challenges facing our world are complex and require innovative solutions that draw on the collaborative spirit of researchers and students and a commitment to apply that knowledge in our communities. This collaborative approach to education is at the heart of the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons.

Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons facilitates: 

  • Student completion and access to internship opportunities through the CSBS Student Success Center, a one-stop location for the tools students need to make the most of their undergraduate experience.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students working with expert faculty to develop solutions to grand challenges such as hunger, water scarcity, family health and much more.
  • Collaborative interactions among faculty and students in the Glaciology Laboratory, the Zooarchaeology Laboratory, and the new Interdisciplinary Exchange for Utah Science Center (NEXUS).
  • Collaborative public spaces on each floor so that learning happens everywhere
jenny huynh“By taking what I’ve learned in class, I am ready to be the solution in order to solve environmental issues on campus and in my community. I am truly dedicated to making a change that will not only benefit me, but also future generations.”
Jenny Huynh
Environmental and Sustainability Studiess; International Studies
allison wolfe“The Zooarchaeology Laboratory in the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons will make it possible for me to look at a record of birds that lived thousands of years ago and also be able to use that information to help conserve species that we see today.”
Allison Wolfe

You can be the solution too by joining the $50,000
Matching Grant Effort TODAY!

Through the generosity of the Jeff and Sarah Scott Family your gift for Gardner Commons will be doubled dollar for dollar up to $50,000 total.

Those supporting Gardner Commons with a gift of $500 or more by December 31, 2018 will be recognized on a donor recognition wall within the new building 

Thank you for helping us inspire a new student experience for generations to come.


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Last Updated: 11/16/18