Named for: F.W. Olin Foundation
Address: 630 West Walnut Street
ADA Accessible: Entrance, restrooms, elevator
- Science Center
- Faculty Offices
In 1986 the F.W. Olin Foundation of New York City, N.Y., awarded Centre a $3.5 million grant, the first by the foundation to a Kentucky college or university, to construct a physical science building on campus. Since then the College has continued to improve on the facility and include state-of-the-art scientific equipment and instrumentation, and provide space for long-term student/faculty research projects.
The foyer displays a two-story Foucault pendulum, which demonstrates the rotation of the earth beneath the plane of the pendulum’s swing.
In the spring of 2012 the energy management system at Olin was updated to include a 23-year-old chiller replacement. The new system with turbocor compressors are 20-30 percent more energy efficient.