Science on display: Bates College’s new STEM center is designed for the 21st century

As Bates College seniors were preparing for commencement in late May, trees and other final landscaping touches were being installed at the campus’s new Bonney Science Center — the centerpiece of a $75 million project to upgrade science teaching and research facilities, with a focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration and flexibility.

“The new building is transformational in that it’s set up in a way to beautifully integrate teaching and research,” says Clayton Spencer, president of the liberal arts institution, which has been a keystone in Lewiston since 1855. Read more

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