Open house planned for Jewett Regional Science Education Center

Regional Science Education Center

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The public will get a chance to tour Northern State University’s new Harvey C. Jewett IV Regional Science Education Center during Gypsy Days.

An open house will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the science center, located at the corner of Twelfth Avenue Southeast and South State Street. Self-led tours are encouraged, with students and faculty stationed throughout the building to show off each feature.

The two-story Jewett Regional Science Education Center, which opened this fall, provides a new home for NSU’s biology and chemistry programs. The state-of-the-art facility will enhance research and science education for the entire region.

Features include faculty offices and classroom space; biology labs, chemistry labs and physics labs; a climate-controlled cadaver lab; a classroom fitted to contain a GIS lab; and an imaging suite that houses Northern’s confocal microscope and two fluorescent scopes. The facility also includes a greenhouse and landscaping including Dakota native prairie grasses.

For more information about the science center or other campus improvement projects at Northern, visit the NSU Master Plan webpage.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $55 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.