Now is a great time for those students interested in pursuing a science field in college. A number of major research universities have announced new science building initiatives in the past year or two to be able to accommodate their future needs in the areas of science and engineering. A recent New York Times article discussed many of these projects including Yale’s recent announcement that they have acquired existing science and laboratory buildings very near their main campus.
Several of the colleges gearing up their existing science facilities, such as Yale, have in the past not been known for their strong science programs. With the investment that the colleges are putting into science facilities those students entering the science fields will be able to benefit from these improved resources. This is an example of a benefit that a student can receive when colleges compete with each other in various ways.