Scholl Science Learning Center

Scholl Science Learning Center-Complete

Originally dedicated as the "Science Learning Center" in 1969, the building was eventually renamed the "Scholl Science Learning Center" after William M. Scholl, M.D., a college trustee and creator of the Dr. Scholls brand of footcare products.

Scholl Science Center Construction

Early construction phases of the new science hall late 1960s.

Scholl Science Lab

Students working in the new science labs in the Scholl Science Learning Center.

Scholl Science Center

Outview of the Scholl Science Learning Center. Notice the name of the building has changed since this picture was taken.

In the late 1960s, the college was experiencing problems with the limitation of space on campus. Procopius Hall and the west wing of Benedictine Hall did not have enough room to fully accommodate the college's growing science program.

In response, the college commissioned the construction of a brand new science building. The final design for the new building was submitted by building architect Watson Healy in 1966. It was originally dubbed the Science Learning Center and later renamed the "Scholl Science Learning Center" after college trustee William M. Scholl, M.D.

When the building was completed in 1969, it contained two lecture halls, two physics laboratories, an energy room for radiation experiments, chemistry labs, classroom and administrative space for the math department, and multiple biology labs. Computer science rooms were added in the years to come.

Additionally, space on the second floor was reserved for the Jurica biology collection, the first rendition of the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. The Scholl Science Learning Center was the college's primary location for science education until the construction of the Birck Hall of Science in 2001.

 

Scholl Science Learning Center