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AN ANCHOR FOR INNOVATION
Nationally recognized interdisciplinary research happens here.
Schrenk Hall currently hosts research in early cancer detection in the Center for Single Nanoparticle, Single Cell, and Single Molecule Monitoring, pioneering polymer and surface materials research in the Coatings Institute, and bioenergy production research in the Center for Statistical and Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity.
A much needed rebuild and renovation of this facility will expand research space, modernize classrooms and labs and improve accessibility and energy conservation. Originally built in 1938, Schrenk Hall is home to Missouri S&T’s biological sciences and chemistry departments.
A new central four-story atrium will bridge the gap between Schrenk’s east and west wings, serving as a meeting place and encouraging collaboration and interaction among undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and biological sciences. The chemistry department operates out of Schrenk Hall’s west wing and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in areas such as biochemistry, polymers and coatings, and pre-medicine. The biological sciences department is based in Schrenk Hall’s east wing and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in disciplines like applied and environmental biology, pre-medicine and bioinformatics.
This renovation will include open-concept research laboratories, allowing for more interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers. “Sometimes it’s really great to be able to walk into one of these spaces when occupied. It’s a pretty electric atmosphere,” says Stephen Roberts, vice provost and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business.
Want more info?
Naming opportunities are available in the new facility!
For more information, contact Kristen Snyder Gallagher,
executive director of development, College of Arts, Sciences, and Business