School of Science, Health and Technology Building
Ribbon cutting ceremony: Medgar Evers College President and the City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein are cutting the ribbon. Many community leaders, elected and government officials, students and faculty were present at the ceremony.
In the midst of the 40th Anniversary celebrations commemorating the founding of Medgar Evers College, the institution marks a major milestone with the opening of its $247 million-dollar School of Science, Health and Technology building on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. This building is the culmination of 40 years of educational leadership and academic endeavor. The building has received an Excellence in Architecture from SCUP (Society of College and University Planning).
It is a five story, 195,000 gross square foot brick structure - designed by renowned architect Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects, L.L.P., (formerly Polshek Partnership) - featuring 87 faculty and administrative offices for all science departments, information technology services, buildings and grounds and Public Safety; numerous student study areas; a faculty dining room; a glass pavilion, 264 – seat dining hall; and a multi-purpose room to be used for lectures, concerts, and social functions.
The building has 11 high-tech class rooms; 6 seminar rooms, 14 instructional labs as well as 36 research and instrument modules for the physical and biological sciences; a 50 - seat lecture hall with distance learning capabilities; a 100-seat lecture hall; and 6 computer labs.
It also equipped with multimillion dollar top rated teaching and research equipment that includes among others a NMR, Battery Cycler, ICP/IP, GC/MS, FT-IR, XRD, AA, HPLC, ultracentrifuges, flow cytometer, DNA sequencer, Zeiss Auxiostar fluorescence microscope, confocal and scanning electron microscopes, Kodak imaging system, RT-PCR, aquariums, animal room and plant growth chambers.Funding for the project has been provided by New York State and New York City. This CUNY/Dormitory Authority of the State of New York project is managed by the joint venture firm of McKissak-Turner.