Bridging the disciplines
In the Science Quad you have the opportunity to pursue creative research that engages your mind and thrills your soul. Two principles are at work in the Science Quad, which opened between 2000 and 2002. One is the idea that undergraduates learn science best by doing science in spacious teaching labs, with access to sophisticated instrumentation, and with many opportunities for individual and collaborative research. The other is the recognition that the different scientific disciplines overlap, with one another and with mathematics. New insights often arise from the points of connection.
Thus, the buildings in this complex not only provide modern, well-equipped spaces for classwork and research. They are also physically connected, via bridges and lounges that encourage students and faculty members from different disciplines to gather informally.