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Home to the John S. Toll Science Center, the Decker Laboratory Center, and Dunning Hall, the Toll Science Center complex is the heart of scientific research and discovery on campus. 

The science facility is named for College President John S. Toll, a noted physicist who served the institution from 1995 until 2005. The John S. Toll Science Center is a 45,000 square foot, state-of-the-art classroom, office, and laboratory complex. The facility houses chemistry and biology labs, a 94-seat lecture hall, an environmental classroom, two seminar rooms, a penthouse greenhouse, and a dramatic three-story glass atrium. The atrium connects to the newly renovated Dunning Hall, and the Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Laboratory Center.

 

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    The Map of Early Modern London  (MoEML) “Building a Digital Gazetteer for Shakespeare’s London,” with Dr. Janelle Jenstad. Wednesday, September 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Litrenta Lecture Hall.
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    Students in the sciences presented their research to faculty, students, and families during Fall Family Weekend.
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    As part of Alumni Weekend, classes beyond 1962 gathered for a seated dinner in McLain Atrium in the John S. Toll Science Center.
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    Students were inducted into Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta), the honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences.
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    STEM students from Kent County Middle School joined Assistant Professor of Biology  Mindy Reynolds ’ toxicology class to work on a scientific experiment in a college setting.
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    Eshan Patel ’13 and Victoria Ruff ’14 spent their summer working with Assistant Professor of Biology Mindy Reynolds researching the cytotoxic, genotoxic, and mutagenic effects of coexposure to nickel and cobalt.
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    Antidepressants and pharmaceuticals have been found in the environment as they are released in the effluent from wastewater treatment plants, which are not designed to remove such compounds from the water. This summer,  Dr. Martin ...
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    “Ahhhh, Strontium!”Pyrotechnics expert John Conking ‘65, an adjunct professor of chemistry, offered a talk on the Chemistry of Fireworks Saturday afternoon. Professor Conkling explained the chemical compounds and methods used to produce the various colors...
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    The Older & Wiser Reception for classes beyond 1961 brought alumni together for cocktails and dinner in the Joseph H. McLain ’37 Atrium.
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    In an illustrated talk, historian Peter H. Wood used Winslow Homer’s 1866 painting,  Near Andersonville —one of the artist’s most striking, yet least-known works – to discuss the tumultuous final two years of the American ...
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    Washington College installed the Gamma Eta chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the National Honor Society in Chemistry, with an installation and induction ceremony in Litrenta Lecture Hall.
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    Students in the Ichthyology class at Washington College, taught by Dr. Martin Connaughton, observed and experimented with male Betta fish and their displays of aggression. Students learned the different signs of aggression (opercle expansion, lateral display, approach,...
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    The Ichthyology students observed Zebrafish larvae exhibiting positive phototaxis, a tendency to move towards the light. In this experiment, half of a glass tank was covered in foil to create dark conditions and students watched ...
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    The Student Environmental Alliance planted over 400 green flags in the median between Bunting Hall and Larabee Arts Center representing those individuals who have signed the green pledge for campus sustainability.To help increase campus awareness...

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