||New Science Building groundbreaking is Friday, October 24
RELEASED: October 16, 2008
Members of the Centre and local communities are invited to come out and celebrate this exciting addition to Centre's campus and to enjoy Dippin' Dots, a free commemorative tote bag for everyone, and the chance to win an iPod Touch!
The new two-story building, which is set to be completed in 2010, will add 40,000 square feet of space to campus facilities dedicated to instruction and research in the sciences. It will adjoin Young Hall on its front (north) and west sides, extending the architectural themes now found in the exteriors of Crounse and Sutcliffe halls.
The new Science building will include:
— Six new large classrooms
— Eight new teaching labs
— New research labs for eight faculty members
— Several new common, collaborative work areas
— Significant space for science on display
— Expansion and renovation of animal facilities
In addition, Young Hall, currently used for science instruction, will be partially renovated. The two-building complex will house the psychology, psychobiology, biology and biochemistry and molecular biology programs, as well as the synthetic (organic and inorganic) chemists. The physical and analytical chemists and the physics, mathematics and computer science programs will remain in Olin Hall.
As identified in Centre's new strategic plan, increasing opportunities for undergraduate research, especially student-faculty collaborative research, is a major impetus for constructing the new Science Center.
For more information on the new science building and other campus construction projects currently underway, click here.
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