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Stanley Sloter ’80, chair of the board of trustees, accepted the new

building on behalf of the College from Peter ’69 and Joyce Lynn

whose generosity made the center a reality. Following the cutting

of the ceremonial ribbon, guests were invited to an open house

in the new center, which featured faculty and student exhibitions,

planetarium shows and a reception.

Fit for the expanding needs of the rapidly-developing science

and technology industries, the Lynn Science Center will be the

vanguard of Lycoming’s continued commitment to STEM education.

Here, Lycoming students receive up-to-date training and practical

experience with the latest in scientific methods and equipment,

which paves the way to high-tech careers in places like NASA,

research laboratories, the defense industry and other organizations

eager to hire highly-prepared problem solvers.

“What is most exciting and important is the education that will take

place within the walls of the building now and in the future,” said

Peter Lynn. “The center opens up new educational possibilities that

will prepare students to continue to better our society.”

The center brings under one roof the astronomy, biology, chemistry

and physics departments, and will bolster the new astrophysics

major. The building’s design is replete with innovations from floor

to ceiling that will further Lycoming’s lab-based instruction culture.

This teaching approach, which puts theories into practice, is at the

core of the Lycoming science curricula, and gets students involved

in significant research at the undergraduate level through faculty-

assisted projects.

“The spaces in the building are very flexible, so we can implement

the latest teaching and research techniques. It’s not too much to say

that this new facility has revolutionized what we can do here,” said

Kulp. “The design promotes collaboration of students and faculty

in the classroom and the lab, and will lead to the kind of cross-

disciplinary research that is really pushing the boundaries in the

sciences today.”

The Lynn Science Center

will be the vanguard

of Lycoming’s continued

commitment to STEM