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Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building

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This is the Future of Science and Health Care
at St. John Fisher College

St. John Fisher College students are the next generation of scientists and health care professionals who will serve the research, medical, high-tech, and health care industries in our region.

With a threefold enrollment growth in the natural sciences since 2006, the College must expand its infrastructure of laboratories, classrooms, and collaborative learning spaces.

To this end, the College is building the Integrated Science and Health Sciences building, a $14 million academic facility, and a $2.4 million renovation of the existing Skalny Science Center.

The Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building will:

Ensure vibrant and relevant programs. Collaborative spaces will help faculty adjust curricula in response to new developments in biology, chemistry, physics, nursing, and pharmacy to best prepare students to meet industry demands.

Give our students a competitive advantage. State-of-the-art laboratories will give students proficiency in current techniques and standards as they enter the job market or apply to graduate school.

Support our community. With 77 percent of Fisher science graduates working in the region, the renovation and expansion will positively impact both the College and the regional workforce for years to come. National and regional partners, including the Empire State Development Corporation with support from the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council ($250,000), the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation ($200,000), and the George I. Alden Trust ($120,000), are supporting the building project.

Increase Student Engagement. The new laboratories and collaborative learning spaces will promote increased independent and collaborative student/faculty scholarly research in the sciences. These engaging, high-impact activities result in increased levels of student retention.

Promote Strong Enrollment. Enhancing the science facilities will help the College maintain strong enrollment within a competitive marketplace.

Today’s students expect training on the latest laboratory resources. Today’s employers and graduate schools expect students with interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, lab knowledge, and strong oral and written communication.

Science and Health Sciences News


National Biology Honor Society Inducts 29

National Biology Honor Society Inducts 29


The Upsilon Rho chapter of Beta Beta Beta, National Biological Honor Society, held its third induction ceremony on April 1, 2015. Read More

Fisher Researcher Awarded Patent for New Technology


Alexey Ignatchenko, assistant professor of chemistry at St. John Fisher College, has been granted a patent for technology that has the potential to revolutionize the production of fertilizers. Read More


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