Thursday, November 15, 2012

Who loves “stinky chemistry”?

Who loves “stinky chemistry”? More students than ever, thanks to new fume hoods at the Downtown Campus.  The pristine new science labs on the Sixth floor of the Downtown Campus have been fully renovated and equipped with the kind of equipment found in labs all over the world.  This transformative gift to the college was made possible through contributions from local businesses, community partners, and private individuals. 
“Donors make the difference,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Bess Littlefield.  “In 2007, we appealed to the community to help fund lab and technology upgrades. With challenge grants by the Cabell and Mary Morton Parsons Foundations, we secured additional contributions, ultimately raising $750,000.  Really, the power of philanthropy to improve instruction and learning is what you see as you tour the Sixth Floor.  Our donors are incredible.”
The labs were on full display during a recent open house.  So, what’s the buzz?  Hear what faculty and student are saying about the new space in this appreciation video for supporters of the project: link.