Ground Broken for New Science Building

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The Robert M. and Joyce S. Graham Science Building as it is envisioned.

The Robert M. and Joyce S. Graham Science Building as it is envisioned.

In celebration of beginning construction on the new science building, a ground breaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 5. Everyone is invited to participate in the festivities, which will kick off at 10 am on Wednesday morning.

In the footprint of the new building, students will be invited to participate in interactive science displays from 10am – 1pm, while the official groundbreaking will begin at 11:30. Hype will increase as colored smoke, rockets, explosions, and helium balloons prepare spectators. The official ceremony will include thanking those who have made the construction of this project possible, as well as the traditional shovel turning.

Dan Black, department chair and professor of chemistry at Snow College, says, “The new science building will be a place where people are inspired to want to engage in science. The Snow College Science Center is projected to be a living building. Upon entering the building one will encounter a sense of being in a place where science happens.”

Black continues, “Impressive displays will greet students at each entry and interactive stations will engage individuals to draw them into the world of science.”

“Upon exiting students will leave with a sense that science has contributed to their personal lives, and with a desire to make science a greater part of their existence.”

Science classes will begin in the new science building fall of 2017.

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