The new Science Center
Supporting a new place for science at Georgetown – and for Georgetown in science
"This Center has long been a dream for the College that will dramatically improve our ability to educate students in science, provide state-of-the-art laboratories for our faculty and students, attract and retain the most distinguished faculty, allow faculty to compete more confidently for research grants, and add a facility that will aesthetically enhance the campus. From its 'green' construction to its innovative teaching spaces, this new facility will create a global scientific community that will enhance our Jesuit mission of teaching the total student as we prepare leaders for tomorrow who will be women and men for others."
–Chester Gillis, Dean of Georgetown College
“Strengthening science education and research is, for us, a means of ensuring that we continue to do what we do best as a student-centered research institution whose primary mission is the advancement of knowledge and the formation of leaders.”
–John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University
A state-of-the-art research and teaching center
The new Science Center at Georgetown University will be a state-of-the art research and teaching center for biology, chemistry, and physics. Ground has been broken and construction is projected to be completed in 2012.
Facilitation of innovative student learning
The new Science Center's facilities will support innovative science education at Georgetown. Its teaching spaces are designed with faculty input to support innovative teaching approaches, as well as collaboration with education specialists.
The promotion of interdisciplinary research
The design of the Science Center will promote interdisciplinary research. With faculty input driving design from the beginning, each floors of the building will house researchers from more than one department.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
The new Science Center will be a “green” building, obtaining a Silver LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, a goal set by President DeGioia.
The image below shows the ongoing construction of the new Science Center as shot from a camera atop Harbin Hall.