BP creates science center at Alaska Pacific University

Posted: Friday, November 03, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- BP will provide $1 million to creat the BP Science Center at Alaska Pacific University, said APU President Douglas North.

BP's donation serves as a lead gift in the renovation of Grant Hall, which was built in 1959 and currently houses the university's science labs. The labs will receive significant upgrades in computer technology and lab equipment.

''The technology will allow our students to participate more fully in the exciting advances of science,'' said Roman Dial, an associate professor of biology at APU and chair of the Environmental Science Department.

More than 30 percent of APU's traditional undergraduate population studies in math and the sciences.

Richard Campbell, Regional President of BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc., said the donation is intended to help APU teachers and students participate in innovations in the oil industry and other industries.

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