Dolan Family Science, Technology, and Research Center
- Newsday, News 12 Long Island, Nov. 30, 2017: Chaminade's $23M science-tech center rises on Mineola campus
- Long Island Weekly, Jan. 31, 2018: STEM statistics motivate Chaminade to launch $20 million project
- The Island Now, May 20, 2018: Chaminade unveils state-of-the-art science facility
- The Long Island Catholic, May 21, 2018: Chaminade HS dedicates state-of-the-art STEM center
The Dolan Family Science, Technology, and Research Center is a 34,000 square-foot hub of exploration and innovation. Opened in May 2018 and named in recognition of a gift from the Dolan Family Foundation, the science center is a one-of-a-kind space for high-school students in the region.
Teaching labs for geosciences, biology, chemistry, and physics allow Chaminade students to perform collegiate-level experiments. Throughout the building, computerized lab probes will feed data to students' iPads in real-time. Interactive, semi-transparent teaching walls will be used for group analysis. The science center opens unprecedented space for the Science Olympiad, fabrication, and robotics. Our students will study with state-of-the-art equipment, such as auto-CAD computers, metal-working tools, 3D scanners and printers, hydrodynamics simulators, DNA amplifiers and sequencers, and two Anatomage digital anatomy tables.
Science is happening all around us – in both large and small ways. A Foucault pendulum and green wall of preserved plants serve as visual reminders as students enter the building's atrium.
Each Chaminade student uses the Dolan Family Science, Technology, and Research Center as part of his science curriculum. The building also houses a space for school and alumni events.