On Thursday, September 17, 2015, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new laboratory building on the campus of Valparaiso University. The 55,000-square-foot science facility is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2017 and will contain laboratories for chemistry, biochemistry and biology students, along with informal students spaces and staff and faculty offices. Also included in this project is the renovation to Neils Science Center, which was originally constructed in 1967.
“This new facility will provide essential laboratory spaces that are as vibrant and robust as our dedicated students and faculty,” said Mark L. Biermann, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “These vital resources will significantly enhance our already strong paradigm for conducting scientific research on campus and increase opportunities within our strong, interdisciplinary science programs.”