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Students to Utilize New and Renovated Science Facilities


As classes begin Aug. 26, returning students, incoming freshmen and transfer students will utilize the new and renovated buildings on campus.

Although the Landmark Celebrations on Oct. 3 and 4 will be the official opening of these state-of-the-art facilities, both the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation and the renovated Rice Creek Field Station will be open to students upon their return to Oswego for the academic year.

Both facilities have been designed with an emphasis on sustainability. Solar panels, thermal heating and cooling, a green roof and water-bottle refill stations all express the carbon-footprint-free lifestyle the college community values.

The Shineman facility will be home to the already existing science and math programs as well as several new programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics. Some of the highlights of the facility include the greenhouse, observation decks for meteorology students and a planetarium – above a cafe – in the ‘nucleus’ of the building.

The updated Rice Creek facility and equipment will provide the optimal research site for biology and zoology majors observing the plants and wildlife. A complex series of paths for walking, hiking, snowshoeing and more invite the campus and surrounding communities to the site.

These updates to campus maintain Oswego’s long-held tradition of continuous growth, expansion and progression. It’s a good time to study at Oswego.

- Tyler J. Edic ’13