The Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building will extend Berea’s commitment to outreach in Appalachia and will be a tool to educate and inspire students from the region who visit our campus.
While Berea’s innovative outreach programs such as Upward Bound and GEAR UP have significantly increased college-going rates for children in Appalachia, there is still more work to be done.
This building will be at the heart of this effort by featuring a wide variety of interactive exploration spaces designed to inspire young minds.
Special areas such as the Discovery Center, the Digital LearningTheatre/Planetarium and the 3-D Visualization Lab will be powerful tools for successful outreach. Using multimedia, standing exhibits and hands-on areas for exploration and discovery, these areas will put science on display throughout the building and inspire a new generation. Research shows that when younger students visit a college and see peer role models at work, they are better able to imagine themselves attending and being successful in college.