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SCOPE ANNUAL
Y E A R I N R E V I E W
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Over the past
several years at Skidmore, research fund-
ing quadrupled and the number of students applying to
med schools or other health programs tripled. President
Philip Glotzbach has asserted, “Our intensely interdisci-
plinary, relentlessly creative approach offers not simply
a welcome but a necessary contribution to our national
conversations” on science-related issues from climate to
health care to energy.
Given such growth in Skidmore’s needs and capa-
bilities, this year the administration and board have
assigned top priority to realizing the planned Center for
Integrated Sciences. The goal is to raise, redirect, and
husband enough funding to break ground for the facil-
ity as soon as possible.
In the fall a campus Science Summit brought alumni
experts in technology and science to discuss not only
their fast-paced fields but how they may affect crucial
world issues and industries. And this summer, extensive
geothermal drilling around Dana Science Center has
prepared the new CIS’s heating and cooling system.
$90 million
in construction
$27 million
in fees, furnishing, etc.
$117 million
total project cost
Center for Integrated Sciences
FACTS
faculty
offices
teaching and
research labs
class/meeting
rooms
SCIENCE PROJECT
200,000
total
square feet
90 69
15
27
technology/
instrument rooms
41 1
project and
prep spaces
idea
lab
(August 2016 estimates)
Saada Mohammed Legesse ’15
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