UT-Baptist Research Park

Southwest to Hold Classes at Research Park

May 31, 2007

The Memphis Bioworks® Foundation today announced that Southwest Tennessee Community College has leased 6,000 square feet to hold classes in the 9-story Dudley Building at the UT-Baptist Research Park at Dudley and Union in Memphis, just below the Foundation’s offices.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college whose mission is to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of students, employers, and communities in Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region. The college provides the Memphis area with an effective teaching and learning environment designed to raise educational levels, enhance economic development, and enrich personal lives.

The college provides a broad range of learning opportunities in technical, career, general, transfer, developmental, honors, and continuing education. It offers associate degrees, certificates, and courses to prepare students for employment, career advancement" personal enrichment, and college and university transfer.

The Foundation leases other space in the building to the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE) for classrooms for the school’s 7th and 8th grade. The Memphis Bioworks Foundation started MASE in 2003 to train inner city students for future math, science and engineering jobs planned in the Research Park. MASE is the first charter school approved to operate in the State of Tennessee.

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