“As K-12 school projects go, this is truly unique in that we are designing a state-of-the-art lab facility inside a laboratory school” architect Tim Rosenbury, of Butler, Rosenbury & Partners said.
The wing will house two 1,800 square foot lab/classrooms with associated storage space, three study atriums, faculty offices and a large atrium.
Greenwood students, MSU students and MSU science professors, as well as Summer Science Scholars Academy students from Springfield and across the state, will benefit from the science education and research opportunities available. The latest teaching techniques and exploration of the science of medicine, as well as other areas of science education, will be emphasized.
“When I heard of this honor being bestowed upon on me by the alumni, I was overwhelmed,” McLaren said. “I could not help but get a big lump in my throat and more than just a tear in my eye. For a teacher to be so honored by past students and families is more than can easily be comprehended.”