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Open House For New Labs In Doherty Hall Set For October 4
From 8 1/2 X 11 News, September 26, 2002
The university community will have an opportunity to preview sophisticated new teaching and laboratory space in Doherty Hall for the Mellon College of Science at an open house from 2 - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. The $26 million, eight-story addition will provide innovative teaching facilities for an interdisciplinary freshman lab, chemistry and physics, as well as studio and office space for the School of Art.
Richard D. McCullough, dean of the Mellon College of Science, said the labs and classrooms "create a flexible environment where our faculty and students can make the undergraduate experience as interdisciplinary and exciting as current scientific research. These labs will allow us to train the scientists of the 21st century, who must work at the intersection of many disciplines."
Opening Ceremony 2:15 – 2:45 PM
MCS Lecture Hall, Doherty Hall 2302
- Jared L. Cohon, President
- Richard D. McCullough, Dean, Mellon College of Science
- Karen H. Stump, Principal Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Laboratories, Department of Chemistry
- Barry Luokkala, Principal Lecturer and Director of Laboratories, Department of Physics
Reception 2:45 – 4:30 PM
Analytical Laboratory West, Level 1
Tours of the Labs 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Hands-on Exploration 3:00 – 4:00 PM
- Analytical Laboratory East, Level 1
Visit chemistry and biology students and staff who will lead guests through fun "wet lab" activities and creative educational software developed and used at Carnegie Mellon.
- Physics Laboratories and Classrooms, Level A
Explore computational modeling and tabletop physics experiments, check out a science fiction film, view new small telescopes, or quietly observe students in actual laboratory course to learn more about innovation physics teaching already in progress in the new labs.
- Garry Warnock directs the Science Van Outreach program that inspires thousands of K–12 students as wells as teachers throughout Western Pennsylvania. He has received the Carnegie Science Catalyst Award for Excellence for his impact on public appreciation of scientific issues.
Demonstrations 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Doherty Hall 2210