By Sasha Murphy.
Science and the motivation to lead it forward are the key principals involved in the creation of the new Science Hall at Lehman.
A dedication to the opening of the new hall was held Friday October 12 and hosted 200 students and faculty.
The theme of the morning was basking in the scientific accomplishments of the many students who showcased their research at the gala-like event.
“The new building allows for more research, more equipment, more space [for students] and potentially more funding,” said 30-year-old Kameka Deans, as she proudly and gleefully displayed her group’s research on computational drug design. Deans is a BCC STEM scholar student, a program for students coming from BCC to Lehman College and concentrating in science, technology, engineering, or math.
She and others aired optimism for the future that this new building will be able to bring to the science community.
The building is equipped with several large size lavatories for bio-analytical chemistry, botany and biological sciences, small size technologically equipped lecture halls, a greenhouse, classroom, and a water filtration system that collects rainwater.
The new Science Hall is envisioned to become a beacon of interdisciplinary sciences as undergrad and grad students alike strive to solve scientific complexities and provide research for new innovative scientific ideals.
At the dedication ceremony Lehman, Mt. Sioni School of Medicine, the CUNY Grad Center, and the Bronx High School of Science and Bronx Community College were there to present student and faculty led research from their respective schools.
The center will not be open until the next spring semester and in the mean time Davis Hall will continue to serve science majors.