Rhode Island College has been awarded a $455,000 Champlin Foundation grant to renovate the college’s chemistry teaching labs in the John Clarke Science Building.
The grant is the largest that Champlin has ever awarded to RIC.
“This grant will enable Rhode Island College students to develop and apply advanced chemistry skills and knowledge as an engine to help drive the economy in the state and region,” said Keith Lang, executive director of the foundation.
Chemistry is a core course for nursing, science and health science majors, according to RIC President Frank Sanchez. “We believe that the academic preparation we offer must be modern, rich in active learning, responsive to economic and social needs and focused on the development of 21st century skills,” said Sanzhez.
The grant is the ninth that the Champlin Foundation has awarded to RIC since 2007. Champlin grants to RIC total $1.9 million.