Linus Pauling InstituteThe new Linus Pauling Science Center will soon be housing chemistry department research faculty. Oregon State University has received $77 million in private and public commitments for a major science initiative aimed at advancing teaching and research in chemistry and the life sciences.

The funds will be used to construct the Linus Pauling Science Center, a state-of-the-art science facility, and to provide support for associated research and education programs, including faculty positions and student scholarships. Named for Linus Pauling, a 1922 OSU graduate and the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes, the center will house the nationally renowned Linus Pauling Institute and chemists from the College of Science. The center will also contain classroom and laboratory space for undergraduates, graduate students and researchers studying chemistry, biochemistry and the life sciences. Approximately 10,000 OSU students, more than half the student body, take chemistry courses each year.

Approximately 100,000 square feet, the new building will occupy the corner of Campus Way and 30th Street, next to existing science facilities. Like the Kelley Engineering Center, which opened in 2005, the Linus Pauling Science Center will create a nexus of faculty and students to bolster innovation, learning and discovery. More...