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“Topping Out” on the Franklin College Science Center

Students sign "topping out" beamSeveral Franklin College students, faculty, staff, board of trustees and alumni participated in a “topping out” celebration on the first day of fall semester classes, Monday, Aug. 28, by signing a steel beam for placement in the college’s science center currently under construction and renovation.  The beam was then lifted and placed as the structurally highest beam in the facility on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

The college broke ground on the $17 million dollar project in May 2017.  Once completed, the 51,000 square-foot facility will engage students in project-based learning, cross-functional collaboration and research opportunities as early as their freshman year.  It will prepare students majoring in the sciences to contribute to the $63 billion life sciences economy in Indiana.

The public can stay up-to-date on the facility’s progress by going to the college’s website at "Topping Out" beamhttp://franklincollege.edu/giving/franklin-college-science-center/ to see live project images.

Fundraising for the project continues.  The college reports it has raised $8.8 million in gifts and pledges to date toward the goal of $10 million for the project.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

(Posted Aug. 29, 2017)

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