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Gift Helps Outfit Labs in Sciences Building, ROC West

By Melissa Graham

Science Building Lab
One of the Sciences Building labs’ interior

With the construction of the Sciences Building, UT Dallas received a $370,000 gift-in-kind from Laboratory Builders Inc., a design and build firm specializing in laboratory furnishings and lab construction. The firm donated top-of-the-line equipment to outfit the building’s lab spaces, which will be used by students studying molecular and cell biology, materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry and biomedical engineering.

“Research is at the heart of education at UT Dallas. It inspires faculty and students to ask big questions, to dig deeper, to learn and apply new knowledge to real problems,” said Greg Ginger, president at Laboratory Builders.

The donation, which includes painted steel base and wall cabinets, chemical storage cabinets, mobile cabinets and chemical fume hoods, helps provide comprehensive and functional lab layout and design solutions.

“The furnishings from Laboratory Builders Inc. provide students the opportunity to learn and perform research with state of the art equipment,” said Dr. A Dean Sherry, interim dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology. “This donation is the physical representation of the company’s investment in UT Dallas and the future of our graduates,” Sherry said.

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by Haywood McNeill — January 26, 2021