The Antoinette Iadarola Center for Science, Education, and Technology is an $18.5 million, state-of-the-art, resource-rich home for science. The building was completed in 2005 and later named in honor of former president Antoinette Iadarola.
The 61,000-square-foot, three-story building houses a wide variety of instructional and research space, including:
- a 60‑seat “smart” lecture hall
- modern biology and chemistry facilities
- an exercise-science laboratory
- computer labs
- a classroom specifically designed to help teachers teach science
The Iadarola Center houses the Colameco Lab for the Social and Psychological Sciences and the Margaret Hamilton Duprey Lecture Hall, as well as peer tutoring and resources dedicated specifically to math and writing.
The building offers laboratory space for research and an array of modern science instrumentation.
This means that students learn science by doing science, using the tools, resources, and techniques professional scientists use, including:
- automated DNA sequencing
- polymerase chain reaction
- recombinant DNA technology
- fluorescence microscopy
- high-performance liquid chromatography
- flow cytometry
- gas chromatography
- ultraviolet, infrared, and molecular fluorescence spectrometry
- computational chemistry and molecular modeling
- celestial observation with high-powered telescopes