Swarthmore’s Singer Hall Named in Honor of Scientist Alumna
Swarthmore College’s new biology, engineering and psychology building, currently under construction, will be named Maxine Frank Singer ’52 Hall, becoming one of the first science buildings named for a woman on an American college campus.
After graduating from Swarthmore in 1952, Maxine Frank Singer earned a PhD in biochemistry from Yale University and went on to make significant scientific breakthroughs, including helping to decipher the human genetic code. In addition to conducting research and serving as a science administrator, she helped formulate the National Institutes of Health’s guidelines about how research in genetic engineering should be carried out.
The naming in Singer’s honor was proposed by the family of Eugene Lang, who donated $50 million to the building project.
Ballinger led the planning, design and engineering for the 160,000 SF interdisciplinary hub, which will promote synergies between engineering and other academic disciplines. The building will include classrooms, laboratories, office space, and indoor and outdoor commons.
Link to details: Swarthmore College Maxine Frank Singer ’52 Hall
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