The Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology was dedicated in 2003 offering courses in biological sciences, chemistry, geography and geosciences, health sciences, mathematics, computer science, nursing, and physics. An endowment fund established by Mr. Henson provides scholarship funds to gifted science and math students. To date it has awarded than 192 scholarships.
The Richard A. Henson Medical Simulation Center is a state-of-the- science learning facility that provides high-quality, life-like simulation experiences for students and community professionals across diverse health care and non-health care fields. The center is designed to be a “safe space” for learners to practice and refine clinical and decision-making skills.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Richard Henson’s initial gift, SU received $2.5 million for the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, in 2017. This gift will enhance the programs of the Henson School including, student scholarships, create a science and math honors program, increase undergraduate and faculty research, and student travel. It will also assist with funding a new computer lab and repair and replacement of critical instructional equipment.