Throughout history, the popular image of a scientist is of an individual working alone in a lab, surrounded by beakers and a Bunsen burner. In realty, modern scientific discovery is a group enterprise nourished by universities, community involvement, foundations, government and private enterprise.
The completion of the University of San Diego’s 150,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Donald P. Shiley Center for Science in Technology in 2003 combined with its outstanding faculty has helped the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry attract more than $2 million in funding from public and private sources over the last year. That comes on top of more than $2.5 million raised since 2003.
The most recent success? A $500,000 Department Development award from the Tucson, Ariz.-based Research Corporation that will be matched by funds from USD for a $1 million-plus investment in USD science. (Full Story Inside USD)