Phifer Science Hall
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Phifer Science Hall

Phifer Science Hall

  • Dalton Auditorium
  • Department of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

Built in 2004, Phifer Science Hall reflects Converse’s commitment to prepare women for the ever-changing world of science and technology. Phifer was designed for 21st century flexibility, interdisciplinary teaching, student/faculty research, enhanced interaction and in-lab lectures. Here, science majors are provided space for upper-level research and advanced learning opportunities.

Home to the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, the 36,000-square-foot facility houses the latest laboratory instruments and computing equipment. Phifer also boasts a collection of museum quality artwork by Southern female artists.

Jutting off the back of the Phifer is a greenhouse that provides a year-round lab for botanists on campus.

Greeting all who enter Phifer’s front doors is a bronze sculpture of Maria Mitchell, arguably the most famous American scientist of the 19th century, by renowned sculptor Elliot Offner.
Parking: Public parking is available along Julia Mood Peterkin Drive, off Drayton Avenue.