Carthage’s Science Center officially opened in September 2015. The center offers new opportunities for innovative science education, and further advances Carthage’s commitment to exceptional research experiences for undergraduates. The Science Center provides state-of-the-art facilities for study in the natural sciences, and provides new ways for students and faculty to collaborate on forefront research.
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Renovation embraces lakeside location
The Science Center project included a major renovation of the 70,000-square-foot David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences, and a new 35,000-square-foot wing to the south and east, embracing the Center’s lakeside location. Today, students conduct experiments in interdisciplinary labs, conduct their own research in labs dedicated to student projects, and gather to tackle problems in collaborative spaces with breathtaking lake views.
What’s in the Science Center?
- Twelve interdisciplinary laboratories for research
- Collaborative learning areas
- A two-story, glass-enclosed atrium
- Multidisciplinary teaching laboratories
- A stepped seating area with advanced media capabilities
- An outdoor classroom overlooking Lake Michigan
- Glass-walled classrooms and laboratories
- A planetarium
In the last decade, the percentage of Carthage graduates who have a degree in a natural science has doubled, along with the percentage of incoming students interested in majoring in a science. Are you interested in studying a natural science at Carthage?
Things look new at Carthage because they are. The College has invested more than $200 million into campus renovations and construction in the last decade.
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