With an eye toward keeping costs low, Drew is targeting two key areas in the near term for renovation and construction.
Hall of Sciences Renovation
The sciences at Drew attract successful students who continue on to programs at prestigious graduate schools, including Princeton, Penn and Stanford, but current facilities are not in line with peer institutions.
With $6.8 million in state funding, a long overdue renovation of the Hall of Sciences began in December 2013. The work will provide:
- A new 4,600-square-foot research annex for psychology, biology and neuroscience
- A renovated psychology wing
- Two labs converted for research and research-based instruction in environmental science, ecology and microbiology
- A new chemistry lab
- A network infrastructure upgrade
- New equipment and instrumentation for the research annex and new labs
A second phase of modernization—in the form of a significant, much-needed addition to the building—awaits an infusion of private funds.
Athletics Master Plan
In recent years, baseball and women’s soccer took Drew to the NCAA tournament level, and men’s tennis has owned the Landmark Conference championship.
Drew has also proudly watched as 27 of its athletes were named in the last year to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Matching the caliber of Drew’s athletic facilities to the caliber of our student-athletes is the motivating factor behind the Athletics Master Plan, which proposes the following:
- A new Ranger Stadium field house with locker rooms for Drew team and their opponents and concessions, plus new bleacher seating
- A new softball stadium between Tilghman and Madison Houses
- a new turf field and bleachers for baseball
- Additional improvements to tennis facilities and the Simon Forum
Physics prof Jim Supplee planted a seed one summer long ago.
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