The Arthur F. Scott Chemistry Building is going strong in its third decade. Aside from small and occasional lab/office retrofits, no major changes ever seemed to be in order. Then, over winter break, a major ground-floor renovation project gave Room 106 an entirely new look and purpose. Once imagined as a laboratory space for retired faculty, and actually used as a home for the EHS office, Room 106 and some adjoining rooms were converted into the Scott building’s newest teaching lab.
The new lab, shown above with its first occupants, is currently programmed to serve two courses: analytical chemistry (Chem 311) in the fall, and biochemistry (Chem 394) in the spring. The lab has room for up to 24 students. It includes two fume hoods, ‘snorkels’ over each lab table, an adjoining prep room, and whiteboards (see below) that slide over to expose storage shelves.