From the LSC Guide: Undergraduate Research at Grinnell College

For over fifty years, Grinnell College has been recognized nationally as a pioneer in developing research-rich learning environments in the undergraduate setting. This culture was greatly enriched through a two-stage process of planning spaces for STEM learners that began in the mid-1990’s. 

Goals of the first stage were spaces that:

  • Support the educational philosophy of the science departments, including provision for discovery-based learning in classrooms and for research by faculty and undergraduates, accommodating essential state-of-the art technologies and instrumentation.

  • Prompted and supported a sense of community among STEM learners and faculty and that could be a living room for the campus.

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