You can be a marvel, too!
If you were around campus in the early 1970's, you may remember the beautiful new lab building going up just west of the Old Chemistry Building. Originally called the New Chemistry Building, it was renamed in 1984 in honor of Carl Shipp "Speed" Marvel, a UA Chemistry faculty member from 1961-1988 who was one of the world's leading organic polymer chemists. (Photo of Carl S. Marvel is courtesy of the University of Illinois Archives.)
While some of the Marvel labs were recently renovated, three more labs are in desperate need of updating in order to relocate CBC faculty from the Old Chemistry Building, which is slated for partial demolition (the south half eventually will be replaced with new space).
Funds are not available for new building projects at this time, so it is up to the CBC Department and the College of Science to partner in fundraising efforts to meet this critical need. We are looking for individuals or corporations who are interested in making a significant impact on chemical sciences by donating funds toward three state-of-the-art named research laboratories in the Marvel Building. Our goal is to raise $1.8M to renovate the three labs.
For more information on how you can have a laboratory named for you, please contact College of Science Senior Director of Development Dan Petrocelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 621-2115.