Gottwald Science Center

Dedicated in 2006 after a $37 million expansion and renovation, the Gottwald Center for the Sciences is the home of the biology, chemistry and physics departments.

With 22 teaching laboratories and 50 student-faculty research laboratories, the space includes lab facilities for organic chemistry, biochemistry and neuroscience; a quantitative science center; a nuclear magnetic resonance center; and a digital biological imaging center.

The new atrium and reading room provide both faculty and students with areas to study and interact, extending classroom learning throughout the building. Student work areas are grouped into islands that promote more group work and less lecturing.

It is the first building on campus to support Gigabit Ethernet to every desktop. In addition to being completely wireless, there are more than 1,400 active data ports in the building.

New equipment includes:

  • A liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer
  • A high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
  • A scanning electron microscope
  • A confocal microscope
  • An atomic force microscope

Read more about the Gottwald Center in Richmond Alumni Magazine.