Rees-Jones Hall is home to spaces that encourage interdisciplinary learning, collaboration and ideas. It houses the Idea Factory, which supports students who want to bring innovative ideas to life with funds, work spaces and mentoring. The School of Interdisciplinary Studies offers majors in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies.
The hall is also home to the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, known worldwide for the research-based holistic model to help children suffering from trauma. Drs. Purvis and David Cross developed the model called Trust-Based Relational Intervention®. Beyond the resources the institute offers to the community, students who major in child development can participate in the institute's weekend camps for children with histories of trauma.
If you choose a major in our College of Science & Engineering, you'll spend much of your time in Tucker, Winton-Scott or Sid Richardson. Engineering students don't just sit in lectures, they complete a year-long senior capstone project, working with industry sponsors to solve a real issue. Students have designed technologies for companies like BNSF Railway Company and Lockheed-Martin.