$3.1 Million to Support Science
Pace University trustee emeritus Alfred R. Goldstein made a $3.1 million gift for new science laboratory facilities at Pace’s New York City campus. The new labs—which include facilities for inorganic chemistry, crime reconstruction, biology space with a centrifuge and incubator, and more—will help students hone their skills for professional success. The science facilities will be named the Alfred R. Goldstein Laboratories.
“Alfred Goldstein’s generous gift will bring advanced science facilities to Dyson College and support our vision of educational excellence in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields at Pace University,” said Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann.
Ten new, fully-equipped, cutting-edge multipurpose laboratories will centralize the University’s New York City campus laboratory space in one core center and allow for greater cross-disciplinary exchange. The state-of-the-art facilities will include a 765 square foot general biology lab; a 2,000 square foot research lab; and a crime reconstruction lab for forensics and pathology. New conference rooms and common areas will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between students and faculty members.
Construction of the first biology and chemistry labs began in the summer of 2013 and students are using the new space during the spring semester.
In the fall of 2010, Pace also completed a major renovation of its science laboratories in Dyson Hall on the Westchester Campus.