The math department at my institution (a private, four-year college with a total enrollment of about 4000) is in the process of brainstorming about a dedicated study/community space for our math majors (we have about 20-25 total). We would like to create something that is tasteful, functional, encourages collaboration, and reinforces the STEM identity of our students.
Does anyone have suggestions or advice about what has worked well (or not!) in their own various settings? Any commentary, pictures, or ideas are very welcome--thanks in advance for whatever insight you might provide!