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Grand Opening of the Lillard Science Center
The renovated and expanded Lillard Science Center will be celebrated with a Grand Opening during Homecoming 2018 at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 12.
Under construction for two years, the 130,000-square-foot research and teaching facility offers state-of-the-art classrooms and labs as well as open areas for students to congregate and collaborate—a cornerstone of the interdisciplinary nature of the building.
The Lillard Science Center features a dramatic 50,000-square-foot addition that includes nine new teaching laboratories and prep spaces, two new classrooms, three new seminar rooms, a rooftop garden, and a new 1,700-square-foot greenhouse.
This expanded facility makes it possible for the College to bring together the biology, chemistry, physics and psychology departments with environmental studies, neuroscience, and a new biochemistry and molecular biology program.
The new labs encourage student-led research and provide more opportunities for Lake Forest College students to work with faculty members on their research—something that is typically only found at the graduate-school level.