Renovations totaling $1 million to the Heim Science Building were completed over the summer just in time to welcome students back to campus in August. Immediately noticeable on every floor are the updated entrances and interior corridors, complete with new drywall in place of the old cinderblock walls, as well as new flooring, ceiling, and lighting. These upgrades to Heim, originally constructed in 1989, also create a more unified transition as you enter the adjacent Lynn Science Center built in 2015.
Two laboratories on the chemistry and biology floors were redone, and the College will continue to refurbish additional laboratories over the next three summers. Heim underwent previous renovations in the summer of 2019. A biochemistry suite, including a teaching laboratory, faculty research laboratory, and office space were created to support the College’s biochemistry major launched in fall 2018.
“Lycoming’s top-performing students are coming to our campus with an invested interest in STEM, and these renovations support the College’s competitive recruitment efforts in these disciplines,” says Chip Edmonds ’98, executive vice president. “First-class research and teaching spaces are essential for our faculty and students to perform and succeed, and the College is committed to ensuring its facilities reflect these programmatic strengths.”