Southwestern’s highest priority is to create an exemplary undergraduate science facility, which will foster an inclusive and cross-disciplinary community and will enhance Southwestern’s tradition of excellence in science education.
Built 59 years ago, parts of Fondren-Jones Science Center haven’t seen renovation. While Southwestern has renowned science faculty and state-of-the-art equipment — even eager prospective students considering SU over the competition — the building itself is in dire need of an update. More than 40 percent of all Southwestern applicants express interest in our science programs and about one in five students majors in one of the natural sciences, making Fondren-Jones Science Hall the second most used academic building on campus.
Help SU break ground on Phase I.
Your 2013 gift toward Phase I of the renovation will be matched — up to $1 million — by a Mabee Foundation challenge grant. Taking advantage of this opportunity today will provide an enhanced science program for the students of tomorrow.
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Ben Pierce on the Sciences at Southwestern
Ben Pierce, Professor of Biology, talks about the science program and science center renovations at Southwestern University. Help the Southwestern Science Center reach the first phase of construction by making a gift here.