Opened in 1990, the Kapp Science Laboratory Center provides laboratories and state-of-the-art scientific equipment to support the College’s programs in chemistry and biochemistry and pre-professional study in pre-dentistry, pre-engineering and pre-medicine. The building houses faculty offices, classrooms and labs.
The building was constructed to enhance faculty-student collaborative research. Extensive equipment located in computer labs adjacent to classrooms supports the integrated use of computers throughout the curriculum.
Alma’s chemistry program is among 20 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that ware certified by the American Chemical Society for the training of professional chemists.
The building honors Dr. Ronald O. Kapp, who served Alma College as biology professor, vice president and provost, friend and mentor for 32 years. His encouragement of student participation in scientific research played a large role in the design of the Center.