From “Old Chem” To The Sapp Center: An Historic Renovation | Teaching Chemistry at Stanford

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

05:00 pm

Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning (Old Chemistry Building), Oberndorf Family Auditorium, 376 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Sponsored by:
Stanford Historical Society

4:30 - 5 p.m. | Stanford Historical Society Annual Meeting (free and open to the public)

5 - 6:15 p.m. | Program (free and open to the public)

Stanford’s “Old Chem” opened its doors in 1902 and was home to the Department of Chemistry until 1989. Severe damage in the Loma Prieta earthquake required that “Old Chem” be closed. Surrounded by a tall hurricane fence for almost 30 years, “Old Chem” remained a much-admired historical building. A thorough renovation was finally undertaken and “Old Chem” reopened in 2016 as the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning. With great care, the renovation retained the historic architectural character of this important building.

Reflections on the Restoration of a Noble Building

Richard Sapp, Member, Stanford Board of Trustees, 2008-2013

A Short History of Old Chem and How It Was Restored

David Lenox, University Architect and Executive Director, Campus Planning & Design

Stanford Chemistry: Tradition and Transition

John I. Brauman, J. G. Jackson - C. J. Wood Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus

The program will be moderated by Larry Horton, Member, Stanford Historical Society Board.

NOTE: This program will be preceded by the Stanford Historical Society Annual Meeting (4:30 - 5 p.m.) that members of the public are welcome to attend. There will be a brief intermission between the meeting and the program for additional guests to be seated.

RSVP requested: oldchem.eventbrite.com

When:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Where:
Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning (Old Chemistry Building), Oberndorf Family Auditorium, 376 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Admission:

RSVP requested

Free and open to the public

Tags:

Lecture / Reading 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
725-3332, historicalsociety@stanford.edu
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