Our Goal: Raise $3.5 million for the construction of a neuroscience wing
Trinity proposes the construction of a $3.5 million, 4,425 square-foot wing adjacent to the Jacobs Science Center that will provide up-to-date facilities for faculty members and students in the neurosciences, including a computer laboratory, faculty research facilities, a seminar room, faculty offices, and student meeting areas.
The stand-alone laboratory wing is a response to unprecedented growth in Trinity’s Neurosciences Program, a relatively new science that has already achieved national recognition for its teaching and research. The addition will have the capacity to accommodate new faculty, additional students, and new curricular and research programs as the program continues to grow. The wing will be sustained even if a new science building is constructed to replace Jacobs in the long-term future. View the design plans for the Neuroscience Laboratory Wing. Also: View a walkthrough of the proposed wing.
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Sarah Raskin, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the Neuroscience Program at Trinity, has been a member of the faculty since 1994. She graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1984 with a B.A. in behavioral biology and from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1990 with a Ph.D. in neuropsychology. Her scholarly interests focus on investigating techniques to improve cognitive functioning after injury to the brain.
“The study of science has moved to the forefront of liberal arts schools like Trinity. We must maintain our leading edge by strengthening our programs, especially in the fast-evolving field of neuroscience.
The Neuroscience Program has proven itself as an asset for Trinity. Neuroscience is a major draw for top students and will continue to grow as a foundational field. To remain competitive and successful, it must have dedicated laboratory space of its own. We need this space to collaborate and provide cohesion within our thriving program.”
~ Sarah Raskin
Michael Loberg ’69, P’00 and his wife Melinda P’00 funded the first step in addressing this glaring need, the renovation of space in the lower level of the Jacobs Life Sciences Center. Step two is the building of this nearly 4,500 square-foot wing next to the Jacobs Science Center. It will take $3.5 million in philanthropic investments from dozens of alumni, parents, and others to bring it to fruition. Its construction will ensure the continuation of Trinity’s excellence and will allow faculty to nurture young scientists in an especially compelling way.
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