Transforming Science Research into Results
As the new Hall of Science continues to rise over AU’s bustling campus, so does the university’s reputation for research. The facility, slated to open in June 2020, is a fitting symbol of AU’s evolution as a leader in the realms of scientific discovery.
The Hall of Science will bring researchers, policymakers, and communicators together to translate new science knowledge into actions that make an impact on a global scale. A $5 million gift from Board of Trustees member Gary Abramson, SPA/BA ’68, and his wife, Pennie Abramson, kicked off a $40 million fundraising campaign for the hall.
The building’s 95,000-square-foot gross floor area expands on the university’s synergistic science culture by creating functional lab groupings that cluster scholars together, rather than hosting a collection of individual laboratories. With a focus on interdisciplinary solutions, researchers will deploy state-of-the-art spaces and equipment to tackle pressing problems like cancer, dementia, climate change, obesity, and environmental degradation.
The hall will attract an influx of esteemed scientists and give students greater opportunities to work on innovative research with expert faculty—a unique attribute made possible by AU’s medium size and deeply collaborative spirit.