The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Beloit College a $349,688 grant to renovate three lab spaces within the college’s department of anthropology and Logan Museum of Anthropology. The lab renovations will allow faculty, staff, students, and visiting researchers to more closely and securely study museum collections as well as materials on loan from other institutions.
The NSF grant was awarded as a part of a competitive, one-time program funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In its application, the college noted that these renovations would allow Beloit to more fully “realize the potential of both its collections and its faculty.” The college was one of only a handful of grant recipients awarded funds in anthropology.
Three lab spaces will be renovated through this grant. The archaeology lab in the Godfrey anthropology building will be rebuilt to enhance its use as a general anthropology research space. Analytical and museum lab spaces in the Logan Museum will be updated to facilitate more specialized studies. Renovations are expected to begin October 1, with a completion date of January 2011.