The B. A. Lewis Science Center (LSC) is the home of two of the departments in the College; Biology and Physics and Astronomy. The building has over 75,000 square feet of assignable space on two floors. This space includes over 20 instructional laboratories, 6 lectures rooms, faculty offices, research and outreach space.
LSC was built in two stages. The south half of the building was built in 1965. This single story section of the building includes two large lectures rooms, holding between 100 and 200 students each, and one smaller lecture room. The majority of the instructional labs are located in this half of the building. Lecture/laboratory space for the College’s
teacher preparation courses is also located in this half of the building. An astronomical observatory is located on the roof over the large lecture rooms. A large foyer provides students with an area to gather while waiting for classes to begin or to study in groups. Next to the foyer is the atrium shown in the images below. This area is a favorite location for lunches and study breaks year round. The office of the Dean is located in this portion of LSC. The north half of the building was added in 1987. Both the Biology and Physics department offices are located in this half of the building. This two story section of the building contains three lecture rooms that will hold about 70 students. Two computer labs are available here. A public computer lab with 20 PC based machines is available to any student between 8am-4:30pm.
Limited access is granted to students who need to use the new computational physics laboratory. The advanced microscopy laboratory is located in the new half of LSC. This facility houses a scanning electron microscope and a confocal microscope. The lower floor provides access to the College’s 60 seat planetarium.