The Science Center encourages interdisciplinary learning and discovery not only by housing all scientific disciplines under one roof, but also by serving as a valuable resource for all academic departments and the entire campus community.
Southwest view of the Science Center
Located south of Van Buren Avenue between Loomis and Brainard streets, the new Science Center will stand at the academic heart of campus.
Southwest view of the Science Center at night
Windows line the Science Center’s exterior walls and interior corridors, putting science on display all day and into the night.
Today’s most effective science classes focus less on talking and more on doing. In this physics lab, students collect and analyze data to discover concepts themselves, rather than verify concepts they’ve already learned.
Students of all disciplines will find the Science Center a prime study spot—specially since it’s close to the residence halls. The building’s design encourages casual conversations between students and professors and includes 19 student breakout spaces where small groups can meet and work together.
Academic flex space
This flexible academic space can split into meeting rooms of various sizes or remain a single large presentation space ideal for events like the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.