Amherst College is full of activity as the students arrived on campus this week for the start of the 2018 year and welcomed the newest members the Class of 2022.
Among the fun facts of Amherst’s newest mammoths: Members of the new first-year class speak more than 50 languages, 15 percent are first gen, and six are military veterans. https://t.co/BJ3N6dZzlx pic.twitter.com/3wmUy0XZ5v
— Amherst College (@AmherstCollege) August 29, 2018
New to campus this year, our recently completed New Science Center opens its doors to the students and faculty. Designed to promote interaction among students in the sciences, across departments and with the campus, the New Science Center at Amherst College creates an open and accessible learning environment for the entire campus community.
The program is organized into five building elements, two high energy laboratory wings tucked into the hillside along the east edge of the site and three pavilions of low intensity program set in the landscape to the west, towards campus. The lab wings and pavilions open to a glass enclosed commons promoting a community of science. The commons, transparent and welcoming to the campus, links the sciences to the larger campus community.
Earlier this summer, Amherst students had the opportunity to tour the new building.
Are you ready for the new Science Center? Summer research students got a sneak peek—here’s what they saw! pic.twitter.com/gwYOTuybUB
— Amherst College (@AmherstCollege) August 3, 2018
Students and Faculty alike seem excited to spend time in the New Science Center, including Assistant Professor of Biology Katerina Ragkousi.
New Home @ New Science Center @AmherstCollege pic.twitter.com/H6QXts9yil
— Katerina Ragkousi (@RagkousiK) August 10, 2018
We can’t wait to see the building filled with activity and wish the Amherst College community a wonderful new year!