Priority I - The Science and Technology Complex
Phase III – Natural Sciences Building
Adjacent to F. Eugene Romano Hall, Utica College is planning to construct a 35,000-square-foot Natural Sciences Building designed to provide a highly modern and efficient setting for research and student learning in biology and other life sciences. The new structure will be joined to Romano Hall by a two-story open atrium. Its design and configuration will address the current demand for dedicated research space, as well as encourage the expansion of interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
By providing the infrastructure to support stateof- the-art research technology, the Natural Sciences Building will greatly enhance learning and the creation of knowledge in the sciences. “Right now students and faculty have to use a lot of old-school techniques that, while still effective, are very time-consuming,” says Scott Britton ’07, a recent graduate of the biology program. “The new facility can help speed up the process of research and allow us to achieve more.” Britton’s mentor, Biology Professor Lawrence Aaronson, says that the addition of dedicated research space will prove crucial. “Students will have a home for their research, and there will be better access to technology among both faculty and students.” The New Natural Sciences Building will feature: Dedicated laboratory space
for both teaching and student/faculty research State-of-the art infrastructure
, including electrical, information technology, and environmental control systems that meet the standards for major research institutions Multifunctional classrooms
to accommodate instruction across the arts and sciences curriculum Naming Opportunities:
Priority II - Scholarships