PHY Gets a Facelift and New Name

The Physics and Mathematics building on the University of South Florida Tampa campus went through a lot of changes this summer.

For starters, the building has a new name--College of Arts and Sciences Multidisciplinary Complex (CMC)--to reflect the new occupants of the building. With physics now housed in the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, space became available in PHY for other departments. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics welcomes its new neighbors, the Department of Economics and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Joining those departments is the STEM Education Center, which is located on the first floor of the CMC building.

Students will notice a difference inside and outside the building. New, bright-colored interior paint has been added, as well as new furniture in the lobby, giving students a place to sit in between classes. Other improvements include: new tile inserts in the hallways, new carpet in the classrooms, new carpet in department offices, new landscaping and new umbrella-covered seating outside of the building.

In April, USF’s Advanced Visualization Center took over the old PHY auditorium. This state-of-the-art center is a new venue to hold classes and present research. It has 16 high-resolution stereoscopic 3D monitors that allows students, researchers and faculty to look at their work in a whole new way.