New Labs Catalyze Chemistry Learning

The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center is a beacon for progress. From its cornerstone—the first new one laid on McKeldin Mall in 50 years—to its two green roofs, the building provides an atmosphere dedicated to collaboration and exploration. It also shines a welcome spotlight on chemistry.

Students in a new chemistry lab
Students in a new chemistry teaching lab.

A new generation of students will learn chemistry here, in laboratories outfitted with the latest technology and spaces that encourage their curiosity and burgeoning professional interests.

“Typically, chemistry labs are tucked away in some remote space,” said Janice Reutt-Robey, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “Placing these labs at the heart of campus puts chemistry out front and makes it much more appealing to students.”

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