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Lillard Science Center
Our state-of-the-art, 130,000-square-foot teaching and research facility is a modern hub for interdisciplinary and collaborative student-faculty research.
Multidisciplinary research and problem solving • Hands-on research • Versatile teaching spaces and research labs • Professional-grade equipment and instrumentation • Technology-rich classrooms • Collaborative study spaces
|Where our science students go after Lake Forest|
Our students form close bonds with their professors who help guide them into future careers. In addition, the College’s Career Advancement Center helps connect them with alumni, employers, and many career-building opportunities.
Employers can connect with our students for internships, jobs, and mentoring opportunities. Visit lakeforest.edu/careers/employers to learn how.
|Enhancing our green footprint|
Outdoor wetland teaching lab
The McClure Rain Garden is an outdoor classroom featuring three varying-depth ponds planted with more than 100 native species. These wetland micro-environments will offer new research possibilities for both students and faculty.
The McClure Rain Garden is made possible through the generosity of James M. Stuart, Marian S. Pillsbury and Alexander D. Stuart.
The new greenhouse will serve multiple purposes on campus. With the new greenhouse, plants will be grown for:
• Faculty and student research
• Classroom demonstration and lab use
• Landscape restoration on campus
• Starting seedlings for the Lake Forest College Student Garden
The rooftop garden offers a new opportunity to grow native plants for classroom use and to conduct in-depth research on species development in an artificial environment.
The Green Roof is made possible through the generosity of Katherine and Joseph J. Triolo ’63.
Solar-powered exterior lighting
Exterior lighting on the new Lillard Science Center is completely solar powered. In one year, more than 62,000 kWh of electricity will be drawn from the sun.
Exterior solar lighting for the Lillard Science Center is made possible by Satori Energy through the generosity of David and Heather Wiers.
|Faculty and student research|
Our size allows us to provide our students with hands-on research experience as soon as their first year as undergraduates with opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty. And our faculty are conducting research on some of the world’s most critical issues:
Their research is often supported with grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and that’s just to name a few.
Biology major Jeanne McDonald ’19 has been awarded a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduate excellence in the sciences—a first for Lake Forest College. Neuroscience and chemistry double major Yoan Ganev ’19 received an Honorable Mention.
An interview with President Stephen Schutt appears in the October issue of Catalyst, an Illinois Science & Technology Coalition publication.
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