ASTEC History

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The Dean of the College of Medicine launches initiative to create a medical simulation center within the Department of Surgery


Grand Opening of 450 sq. ft. ASTEC I

ASTEC is named a STORZ Center of Excellence, one of only 10 in the world

ASTEC launches anatomical modelmaking lab

Relocation to 2,500 sq. ft. ASTEC II


ASTEC becomes a center within the College of Medicine in order to serve multiple departments within the college

ASTEC expands 3D printing and anatomical modelmaking capabilities

ASTEC achieves full accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

ASTEC is reclassified as a center in the University of Arizona Health Sciences to carry out the mission of interprofessional education

Construction begins on the Health Sciences Innovation Building, new home to ASTEC III’s expanded simulation training space, fully-equipped makerspace, and simulation research labs

Grand Opening of 35,000 sq. ft. ASTEC III


ASTEC receives full reaccreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

ASTEC becomes an FLS and FES Test Center