Join us on Saturday, Oct. 20, for a celebration of Amherst's new Science Center. We have planned an afternoon devoted to science and science education in the context of the liberal arts.
The event will begin with a discussion by five distinguished panelists: Bradford Hager ’72, P’12, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Earth Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kimberlyn Leary '82, associate professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and executive director of policy outreach, McLean Hospital; Julie Segre '87, senior investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute; Shirley Tilghman, president emerita and professor of molecular biology and public affairs, Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University; and Harold Varmus '61, Lewis Thomas University Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine and senior associate member, New York Genome Center. The panel discussion will be followed by student-led tours of the building, with opportunities to observe and participate in laboratory demonstrations by faculty in each department. The day will end with a reception in the Science Center atrium.
The Science Center is part of the largest building project in the College’s history, and one of its most significant. It will play a dynamic role in ensuring that Amherst continues to offer an outstanding undergraduate education well into its third century. We look forward to marking its opening with you.