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.
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