The sciences at Immaculata were recognized—and celebrated—during the recent groundbreaking ceremony for Immaculata’s new Parsons Science Pavilion.
Scheduled to open for the start of the 2022 academic year, the 15,500 square foot space will have seven wet labs and one computer lab. Immaculata’s new Anatomage Table, a 3D anatomy visualization system, will relocate to the new anatomy and physiology lab space. In addition, the chemistry labs within the Parsons Science Pavilion will house PCR Thermocyclers, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer and Mass Spectrometer.
During the groundbreaking ceremony Jerry Parsons, chairman of Communications Test Design, Inc. (CTDI), represented the Parsons family, who helped support the new facility along with other donors. Francesca Kalie ’22, a biology w/secondary education major, explained that the new science pavilion will benefit all undergraduate students, as they are required to take a science course. Nursing major, Maggie Barnes ’22, originally from Mexico, thanked the generous donors for making the state-of-the-art facility a reality. She recognized that not all students have access to top-notch, industry-specific labs and equipment.
Recognizing the enormous growth in the healthcare industry and in its own health profession majors, Immaculata University recently announced the establishment a college/school of Health Professions that will be centered around the new Parsons Science Pavilion.