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Unveiling Linfield's New Science Complex

Female student working in a new science lab.

Officially open February 24, 2023

Linfield's new leading-edge science facilities

Whether students become scientists or science-informed leaders, cultivating science awareness is part of Linfield's commitment to providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary education. Rising to meet Oregon's demand for a skilled STEM workforce, our new 84,400-square-foot science complex – designed for inclusive, collaborative, immersive learning and discovery – is where unforgettable exploration begins.

Two students working in a science lab.

Teaching labs

The new two-story W.M. Keck Science Center building features an inviting collaborative lobby, student study loft and eight new state-of-the-art teaching labs dedicated to the sciences.

Professor and student working in the new collaborative research space.

Collaborative research

A renovation of and addition to Graf Hall extends classrooms, the lecture hall and a multi-purpose space on one level. A new space serving faculty and students in their collaborative research efforts is on the upper level.

wine studies

Wine education

Our wine studies program expands hands-on learning opportunities with a new lab devoted to wine as well as a wine sensory classroom reserved in the science center.

Rendering of the new Linfield University Science Complex.

Increasing capacity in the sciences

The new and renovated spaces in the Linfield University Science Complex highlight a collaborative and integrated approach to science education. Here are just a few of the interesting new spaces.

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Linfield Magazine Spring 2023

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Opening doors

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Female student taking a dirt sample.

Playing in the dirt

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Students, faculty, staff and guests of Linfield touring the new science center.

A foundation of excellence

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Studying the sciences

Voices of Linfield

Women Faculty in STEM
Chemistry Lab Coordinator Veronica Siller '10 working in the lab with a student.
Women Faculty in STEM
Empowered Women Empower Women
Of the 21 faculty members and instructors in Linfield’s STEM areas, 11 are women. While nationally, the number of women decrease with academic rank, half of Linfield’s women STEM leaders have earned the advanced titles of associate professor and professor.  
The top of Pioneer Hall through cherry blossoms.
Portrait of Kalkidan Crapper '19.
The top of Pioneer Hall through cherry blossoms.
Pairing Art with Science
Kalkidan Crapper '19 is a fourth-grade teacher who believes every kid should have the chance to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). She tries to incorporate these topics into class a little bit each day.
The W.M. Keck Science Center building on a snow day.
Portrait of Jessenya Mil '19.
The W.M. Keck Science Center building on a snow day.
Discovering a Path Less Traveled
Jessenya Mil ’19 arrived at Linfield interested in the sciences. She found a home for her passion in the biology lab. Today, she's a third-year doctoral candidate in the molecular biology doctorate program at UCLA.
The top of Pioneer Hall through the trees.
Photo of Emma Sammartino '23.
The top of Pioneer Hall through the trees.
Embracing the Unexpected
Emma Sammartino '23 has always kept academics as her top priority. What she has enjoyed most about studying STEM at Linfield is the accessibility of professors. “They genuinely want you to learn and they are willing to mentor you and make sure you understand the material.”
the wrestling mat being rolled out in Ted Wilson Gymnasium by three people.
Hanna Gillas '26 posing with her arms flexed in her Linfield wrestling singlet
the wrestling mat being rolled out in Ted Wilson Gymnasium by three people.
Wrestling for the Wildcats
“The women’s [wrestling] coach, Coach Alyssa, is what really drew me in,” said Hanna Gillas '26. “I knew that I’d really grow as a wrestler with her, and I knew she’d put a team together that would feel like a family.”

Untraditional ideas taking root

Student conducting experiment with a Bunsen burner.

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