A nine-floor, state-of-the-art addition — Chemistry Tower — is the perfect solution for the escalating challenges that the Department of Chemistry was facing. Approximately 20 percent of UW–Madison undergraduate students had previously needed to take a basic organic chemistry laboratory course somewhere off campus, with some Badgers traveling as far as UW–Whitewater. The UW campus and donor communities came together and contributed $45 million to make this vital building project possible, providing impressive updates and abundant space for growth. Now, the department is setting a national standard for how chemistry labs will be designed and managed in the future.
“Chemistry Tower is a real testament to the power of our campus community to recognize a problem and then join together to find a successful solution,” shared Rebecca Blank, former chancellor of the UW.