September 17, 2001
Marine Sciences Building
for September 19 at Avery Point
The new Marine Sciences Building at the
University's Avery Point campus in Groton will be
dedicated on Wed., Sept. 19. The $24 million structure
is part of UConn 2000, the state's $1 billion
program to rebuild the University's campuses.
Members of the University community are welcome to
attend the event.
Following the 11 a.m. ceremony and the cutting of
"seaweed", marine sciences students will
conduct tours of laboratories and classrooms to show
how technology enabled by the new facility is improving
research, education and outreach.
Sites during the tour will include:
Research laboratory - bivalve endoscopy (a method for
studying how bivalves feed, which is critical to the
health of oysters and other commercially important
Environmental chambers - allow precise control of
temperature and light to mimic conditions in Long
Island Sound and other bodies of water.
Teaching laboratory - an exercise with dyed water to
demonstrate how water of varying salinities forms
Sun Center of Excellence in Oceanography -
demonstration of high performance computers and their
application to a major research project.
Distance learning classroom - linking Avery Point to
the Storrs campus.
10 a.m. - Plaquing ceremony for new
Sun Center of Excellence in Oceanography.
11 a.m. - Dedication ceremony - front
entrance of the Marine Sciences Building.
11:45 a.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Guest tours begin