Science Initiative

Saint Mary's has long been a place where the study of science comes alive. Virtually step inside our new Science and Learning Center, which is right on schedule to be open for classes in fall of 2017.

Click here to watch live progress of the construction of the new Science and Learning Center 

The Focal Point of Our Campus and Science Education

With an architectural vision that reflects the natural beauty of our campus, this 50,000-square-foot contemporary science center will become a focal point on campus, will provide a platform for increased research opportunities, and is our most ambitious building project to date.

• Classrooms and labs are optimal learning environments infused with natural light. The layout is specially designed to promote hands-on learning opportunities.

• An interior atrium visually connects all three floors and welcomes sunlight from the building’s skylights above, creating optimal spaces for study and student interactions.

• Sustainable features and a “green design” will help protect the integrity of our remarkable environmental setting.

• A 120-seat tiered lecture hall will accommodate multi-purpose events for the campus and community.

The World Looks to Saint Mary's Leaders

We’re building the ideal environment for students who aspire to careers of consequence in science. Your gift will ensure that Saint Mary’s has the resources to:

• Equip our education majors—the people who will be on the frontlines of sustaining American competitiveness— to be inspiring, innovative teachers of STEM subjects.

• Educate health professionals who can make enduring contributions to the well-being of families and communities.

• Provide the rigorous training students need to succeed in highly competitive graduate and professional programs in medicine, research, and environmental sciences.

Employers know we graduate leaders with character. The new science center, built to drive impressive outcomes, will give our students an even greater career advantage.

Making a Greater Impact

The people who give to us believe that a Saint Mary’s education serves a greater purpose. In some way or another, they have all seen or experienced the power of a Saint Mary’s moment. In word and action, with intellect and ethics, Saint Mary’s people transform every place they enter. Your gift to Saint Mary’s is a chance to have a significant impact on an institution that improves the lives of everyone it touches.

Our Founding Values are Just What the 21st Century Needs

Our Winona campus has long been a place where the study of science comes alive for young men and women—whether it’s the culmination of a lifelong dream or a newly discovered passion. We offer a program that’s far beyond the norm: in our small classes, students study alongside professors whose commitment to research is matched by their dedication to teaching.

Now , we are gearing up to significantly increase the capacity of our science program and unleash its full potential. With your support, we can attract more students, meet the demands of ever-evolving fields, maintain our highly personal approach, and prepare graduates to lead by virtue of both their cutting-edge skills and their Lasallian values.