This summer, the air was filled with the sounds of excavators, pavers and cranes. When students return to campus, they’ll find extensive updates to the Lane Student Center, Jenks Library and Brigham Athletic Complex.
The benefits to such a high-tech greenhouse are substantial in research, teaching and outreach,” Dr. Greg Keller (biology) says. “We can manipulate the smallest variables to see their effects on specific species of plants that may be valuable economically or ecologically.”
The campus community will now enjoy a modified layout with new tables and chairs, renovated booths with Coy Pond views, new wood paneling along the walls, and two gas-powered fireplaces—along with a new name for the dining hall.
The new space features a machine shop for physics students, a vivarium and aquarium for biology and psychology students, and a cadaver lab for kinesiology and pre-health professions students.