Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

MCS Dean Bill Williams speaking at the groundbreaking.

Chemistry Department Head Rick McCullough addresses the crowd as Garry Warnock and Mark Stauffer concoct the ground breaking brew.

Pouring into the hole...

The smoky aftermath.

About the Department


University Celebrates Beginning Of New Undergraduate Science Labs

President Jared L. Cohon and members of the Mellon College of Science faculty celebrated the beginning of construction for new undergraduate interdisciplinary science labs in Doherty Hall Monday, April 16. The labs are being designed to accommodate the latest scientific equipment and computing resources for teaching freshman, analytical, and synthetic chemistry. The interior design is the result of a creative collaboration between faculty from Chemistry, Physics and Biological Sciences, and the architectural firm of Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates. The project cost is estimated at $26.4 million. The labs are expected to be completed by late fall 2002.

"The labs represent an important investment in Pittsburgh's future," Cohon said. "They will help this region compete in the rapidly changing world of science and technology, providing our best and brightest with the tools they need to produce cutting-edge results and continue to fuel economic growth in southwestern Pennsylvania."