October 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (already occurred)

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.

Contact Info

Kaylan Beaudry
(413) 542-5911
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