Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 2, Page 7
Winter 1994
Colburn campaign

     A $22 million addition and renovation to Allan P. Colburn Laboratory,
which began this spring, is expected to be completed by 1996. Located on
Academy Street in Newark, Colburn Laboratory is home to the Department of
Chemical Engineering. The addition, which will wrap around both the south
and east sides of the existing structure, will add approximately 40,000
square feet, including 23,000 square feet of new laboratory space. The
existing structure was built in 1965.
     State funding for the project will total $15 million, with the
remaining $7 million to be raised privately by the University through gifts
and grants from corporations, foundations, alumni and friends.
Approximately $3.8 million has already been pledged in gifts from such
companies as DuPont, Hercules, Mobil, Gore, Air Products and Merck.
     Under the leadership of Morton Collins, Delaware '58, of Princeton,
N.J., a national fund-raising campaign will seek to raise the remaining
$3.2 million. The expansion and remodeling of Colburn Laboratory will
enable faculty and students to work with state-of-the-art equipment,
further enhancing the quality of teaching and research that has allowed the
Department of Chemical Engineering to rank as sixth best in the world.