The Science Center, completed in August 1997, houses programs in biology and natural resources, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering science, mathematics, physics, and sustainability. The facility contains modern labs in each program, a tropical aviary, a greenhouse, computer facilities, a Principia ice-age Mammoth display, a resource center, and study areas. The building is a leading regional example of “green” (environment-friendly) architecture. The St. Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects gave it the 2000 Honor Award for Sustainable Design. Our research-quality telescope (computer-controlled, sixteen-inch, one-ton Ritchey-Chretien design) is housed across campus with its own observing platform and dome.
For the next several semesters the Science Center and Old Watson Laboratory section of the building will temporarily house some faculty and staff while the School of Government building is being renovated. See the eDirectory on Prinweb for up-to-date administrative and faculty office locations.