Science Innovation Center

The Leading Edge of Discovery

The Hoffberger Science Center, now in its 70th year, has served students and faculty through the dynamic growth of entirely new fields. Molecular biology. Biotechnology. Biochemistry. Chemical engineering. Environmental science. Neuroscience. Genomics.  

We can no longer ask the beloved Hoffberger Science Building to meet the demands of today’s science, let alone tomorrow’s work. It is time to put elevate Goucher’s science facilities programs to match its promise. 

We must build a new signature facility that will serve Goucher and its students for decades to come. We must build the Science Innovation Center.  

Artist rendering of Science building

The center will create an exciting new environment for interdisciplinary learning, offering our students the quality and breadth of resources to understand and deal with the problems of the world, which will ultimately have scientific solutions.  

Its advanced laboratories will provide purpose-built research and teaching capabilities, with significantly improved infrastructure and better space configuration. Open laboratory layouts will replace the traditional arrangement of isolated labs, promoting the sharing of scientific ideas, enhancing interactions between students and faculty, and making more efficient use of resources.  

Imagine a building designed especially for how learning happens in a liberal arts college today—propelled forward with technology and resources that empower innovation. A building that encourages exploration, reinforces mastery of method, and helps connect ideas across fields. 

The Leading Edge of Discovery

The Hoffberger Science Center, now in its 70th year, has served students and faculty through the dynamic growth of entirely new fields. Molecular biology. Biotechnology. Biochemistry. Chemical engineering. Environmental science. Neuroscience. Genomics.  

We can no longer ask the beloved Hoffberger Science Building to meet the demands of today’s science, let alone tomorrow’s work. It is time to put elevate Goucher’s science facilities programs to match its promise. 

We must build a new signature facility that will serve Goucher and its students for decades to come. We must build the Science Innovation Center.  

Artist rendering of Science building

The center will create an exciting new environment for interdisciplinary learning, offering our students the quality and breadth of resources to understand and deal with the problems of the world, which will ultimately have scientific solutions.  

Its advanced laboratories will provide purpose-built research and teaching capabilities, with significantly improved infrastructure and better space configuration. Open laboratory layouts will replace the traditional arrangement of isolated labs, promoting the sharing of scientific ideas, enhancing interactions between students and faculty, and making more efficient use of resources.  

Imagine a building designed especially for how learning happens in a liberal arts college today—propelled forward with technology and resources that empower innovation. A building that encourages exploration, reinforces mastery of method, and helps connect ideas across fields. 

The Leading Edge of Discovery

The Hoffberger Science Center, now in its 70th year, has served students and faculty through the dynamic growth of entirely new fields. Molecular biology. Biotechnology. Biochemistry. Chemical engineering. Environmental science. Neuroscience. Genomics.  

We can no longer ask the beloved Hoffberger Science Building to meet the demands of today’s science, let alone tomorrow’s work. It is time to put elevate Goucher’s science facilities programs to match its promise. 

We must build a new signature facility that will serve Goucher and its students for decades to come. We must build the Science Innovation Center.  

Artist rendering of Science building

The center will create an exciting new environment for interdisciplinary learning, offering our students the quality and breadth of resources to understand and deal with the problems of the world, which will ultimately have scientific solutions.  

Its advanced laboratories will provide purpose-built research and teaching capabilities, with significantly improved infrastructure and better space configuration. Open laboratory layouts will replace the traditional arrangement of isolated labs, promoting the sharing of scientific ideas, enhancing interactions between students and faculty, and making more efficient use of resources.  

Imagine a building designed especially for how learning happens in a liberal arts college today—propelled forward with technology and resources that empower innovation. A building that encourages exploration, reinforces mastery of method, and helps connect ideas across fields. 

Science lab old photos

ROOM FOR DISCOVERY, ROOM FOR GROWTH

A sleek, LEED-rated 44,000-square foot annex to the Hoffberger Science Building, the new facility will offer state-of-the-art labs and learning spaces—and enough room to accommodate all of our students and their passions.

Open Labs, Open Ideas

Labs featuring bright, spacious design will illuminate the research and teaching activity, enhance the exchange of ideas, and encourage efficient use of shared, upgraded resources. Hallways flooded with natural light will enhance the welcoming, collegial atmosphere for students, faculty, and visiting researchers alike. 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY, MULTIPURPOSE

Flexible teaching labs with varying configurations allow for different pedagogies and courses and ongoing curricular innovation. The Science Center will not only fuel the discoveries of today but also keep Goucher current with the interdisciplinary advances of the future. 

MORE SUMMERS OF OPPORTUNITY​​

In addition to research throughout the traditional academic year, the Goucher Summer Science Research Program has offered undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of esteemed faculty members for over 30 years. From hands-on experience in the lab to research and writing, students tackle a variety of topics in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, environmental science, physics, applied math, data analytics, cognitive psychology, and computer science.

MORE SUMMERS OF OPPORTUNITY​​

In addition to research throughout the traditional academic year, the Goucher Summer Science Research Program has offered undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of esteemed faculty members for over 30 years. From hands-on experience in the lab to research and writing, students tackle a variety of topics in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, environmental science, physics, applied math, data analytics, cognitive psychology, and computer science.

More Careers in Medicine

The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is a career-changer program, and for almost four decades it has successfully prepared students to enroll at the most prestigious medical schools across the country. Graduates have had a 99% acceptance rate into medical school over the past 20 years.

I love my students. They are a treasure, and to know that Goucher is playing a role in sending people into medicine is tremendously rewarding for me and our faculty.

Betsy Meredith, director, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

More Careers in Medicine

The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is a career-changer program, and for almost four decades it has successfully prepared students to enroll at the most prestigious medical schools across the country. Graduates have had a 99% acceptance rate into medical school over the past 20 years.

I love my students. They are a treasure, and to know that Goucher is playing a role in sending people into medicine is tremendously rewarding for me and our faculty.

Betsy Meredith, director, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

More Diversity in Science Graduates

A 2019 study by the University of Chicago concluded that Goucher College has produced more undergraduate African-American women who went on to earn their Ph.D. in chemistry than any other similarly sized college, save one, since 2007. 

More Diversity in Science Graduates

A 2019 study by the University of Chicago concluded that Goucher College has produced more undergraduate African-American women who went on to earn their Ph.D. in chemistry than any other similarly sized college, save one, since 2007. 

More Goucher Grads in Fulfilling Careers

Goucher graduates hold positions in scientific firms and institutes across the nation and around the world, including Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lily, AstraZeneca, the National Institutes of Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as professorships in the sciences at institutions such as Caltech, Columbia University, and Michigan State. 

Goucher prepared me for my career and for my life by being the best of what a liberal arts college should be, teaching not only ‘facts’ but also problem-solving, critical thinking, and a thirst for knowledge and understanding.

Linda Himmelberger ’74

More Goucher Grads in Fulfilling Careers

Goucher graduates hold positions in scientific firms and institutes across the nation and around the world, including Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lily, AstraZeneca, the National Institutes of Health, and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as professorships in the sciences at institutions such as Caltech, Columbia University, and Michigan State. 

Goucher prepared me for my career and for my life by being the best of what a liberal arts college should be, teaching not only ‘facts’ but also problem-solving, critical thinking, and a thirst for knowledge and understanding.

Linda Himmelberger ’74

Your Support for the Science Innovation Center will:

Same Spirit. New Determination.

Same Spirit.
New Determination.

Building on the success of Goucher graduates who have forged new frontiers in the sciences, join us today by making a gift that will transform the education for future generations of Goucher students and pave the way for their discoveries.

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