The University of North Florida Department of Chemistry unveiled an addition and renovation to improve teaching and research spaces Sept. 9 and announced a partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision in the investment of new equipment and support for undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry students.
The addition and renovations include about 20,000 square feet of space comprising six new research labs, three new teaching labs, a computer lab, a classroom, student study areas and a locker room.
Johnson & Johnson Vision has partnered with an investment for a new nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer and support for the undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry summer research program.
UNF chemistry students and faculty mentors are conducting research using the new facilities as part of the Johnson & Johnson Vision Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Research projects include studying possible new anti-cancer therapies and environmental pollution mitigation processes.