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Pauling/DeJardin Science Complex
- New construction 18,600 square feet
- Site improvements 21,000 square feet
- New, state-of-the-art science labs for chemistry, biology, microbiology and anatomy with collaboration space
- Concentrates wet lab support services to provide more efficient staff support
- Partnership research lab space
The 35-year-old science complex on the Oregon City campus is outdated and contributes to class overcrowding and long wait lists, which both contribute to increased student time to completion and lower retention.
The project will double the current chemistry lab capacity, accommodating an additional 250 chemistry students a year. Additional biology classes can be offered due to efficient prep space. Maker/collaboration spaces will expand opportunities for partnership research. This project adds the ability for Saturday middle and high school extra-curricular learning.
The new labs will expose students to modern, industry standard, scientific work environments, which are similar to what they will find when they transfer to a university. The addition of student collaboration spaces and support for the STEM Club will grow student retention.
This project will serve all science and allied health majors. It expands collegiate and technical science laboratories preparing students for majors and careers in physics; chemistry; biology; water/wastewater; environmental sciences; cellular and molecular invertebrate studies, geologic studies and health sciences prerequisites such as anatomy and physiology.
Construction start: May 2018
Occupancy: June 2019
The new CCC transit center and shared-use path that connects the transit center to Oregon City High School will be part of the DeJardin project, using funds awarded from the ConnectOregon and ODOT grants.