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Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building

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

St. John Fisher College Breaks Ground for New Science Building

St. John Fisher College Breaks Ground for New Science Building


Earlier today, St. John Fisher College officials broke ground on the College’s much anticipated Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building, slated to open in fall 2015. The new building is part of the College’s Building for the Future initiative. Read More

Alumnus Honored by American Medical Association Foundation

Alumnus Honored by American Medical Association Foundation


Michael Maguire ’07, who is currently an MD/MPH student at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM), was recently honored by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation with the 2014 Leadership Award. Read More

TriBeta Students Present Work at National Convention


Seven members of the St. John Fisher College Upsilon Rho Chapter of TriBeta, the Biology Honor Society, presented their research results at the Beta Beta Beta National Convention, which was held June 4-8 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Read More

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