Ursinus College to Break Ground on New Innovation and Discovery Center

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In an effort to keep the coronavirus off its campus, Ursinus College in Collegeville has adopted one of the most aggressive testing policies in the region. Image via Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ursinus College will break ground on its Innovation and Discovery Center in a ceremony at its campus on Friday, October 21, according to a staff report from The Phoenix Reporter & Item.

The new $29 million, 42,500-square-feet facility is being built at Ursinus’ campus off Main Street and Ninth Avenue in Collegeville, and will physically connect Pfahler and Thomas halls.

Designed with the science of the future in mind, the new center will house the Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good which teaches students to become civically engaged scientific leaders.

It will also house the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies, to inspire students to use innovation, leadership, imagination, and creativity.

Once the center is completed, Ursinus College will become the first institution in the Centennial Conference of colleges to put policy, entrepreneurship, and science under one roof.

“The Innovation and Discovery Center recognizes that we must teach for careers that haven’t been invented yet, which is why it will infuse policy, entrepreneurship and science with a new approach,” said College President, Brock Blomberg.

Read more about the new center at The Phoenix Reporter & Item by clicking here.

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