RIC Receives Champlin Grant to Renovate Fogarty Lab

The Champlin Foundations has awarded a grant of $250,000 to the Rhode Island College Foundation to help support the renovation of the human anatomy laboratory, Room 107, in the Fogarty Life Science Building. 

Each year over 500 students, primarily biology, medical imaging, nursing and health education majors, enroll in the course BIOL 231: Human Anatomy. The lab component of this course involves extensive dissection activities in Room 107, a space that has not had a major upgrade since it was built in 1977.

Improvements to this teaching laboratory will include new modular metal casework with epoxy surfaces, storage cabinets, sinks, eyewash and shower stations and other accessories. Updated mechanical systems (plumbing, ventilation and electrical) will also be installed for safety and efficiency. 

The Rhode Island College Foundation raises funds solely for Rhode Island College and is the primary source of private support to the college.

The Champlin Foundations provides grants to nonprofit organizations for capital improvements, focusing mainly on assisting organizations that have an effect on the broadest population in the state of Rhode Island.

RIC’s past Champlin grants have contributed significantly to modernizing the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) facilities on campus.

"We are very happy to receive this grant from the Champlin Foundations," said RIC President Nancy Carriuolo. "Enhancing our facilities is a critical focus for Rhode Island College. This grant will help further our mission."