The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Chemistry and Microbiology Lab Renovation Project Underway

July 30, 2018

The first phase of a renovation project is underway that will help The Ohio State University at Mansfield students be more successful inside the classroom and beyond. Chemistry and microbiology labs on the second floor of Conard Hall will get a modern facelift.

“Quality and updated lab space is important to our students as we grow science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and research on our campus,” said Mansfield Campus Dean and Director Norman Jones. “Conard Hall is 40 years old, and these labs needed a mid-life renovation.”

Phase I of the project will be completed by fall. A new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is being installed. This aspect of the project was priority in order to provide critical climate control and air handling updates for the laboratory environment. Phase II of the project, currently in final planning stages, will include the interior renovation and modernization of 75-hundred assignable square feet in two teaching and learning laboratories, a new multi-purpose teaching lab with movable tables, two faculty and undergraduate research labs and lab auxiliary support spaces. The updated labs will have code compliant storage, new fume hoods and electric upgrades. Phase II of the project is slated for spring 2020.

“This project contributes to our goals of building on our world-class programs to advance strategic collaborations, strengthen learning environments, and increase Ohio’s competitive advantage by capitalizing on strengths,” said Jones.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive as students become part of an academic tradition that leads the way in shaping tomorrow’s world. Students discover world-class teaching minds passionate about connecting to other disciplines while discovering new ways to see the world. With access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors, Ohio State Mansfield is where learning comes to life. Research, education abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.