December 5, 2013

Colby College gets $10 million for science center

The 36,400-square-foot building will house robotics and computer labs and a behavioral neuroscience research center.

The Associated Press

WATERVILLE — Colby College has received a $10 million gift to help build a new science center.

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Two views of the new Davis Science Center at Colby College.

Photo by Arne Norris

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Photo by Arne Norris

Davis Science Center

Click here to view a slideshow of the new Davis Science Center being built.

College president William Adams says the gift – from the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund – is one of the largest in the school’s 200-year history.

The 36,400-square-foot science building will house a robotics laboratory, behavioral neuroscience research center and computer laboratories. It will be named the Davis Science Center.

A trustee of the charitable fund – Andrew Davis – graduated from Colby in 1985 and served on the college’s board of trustees from 1999 to 2006.

Nearly 2,000 students attend Colby College.

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