In this time-honored building, we will create an exceptional facility that will train generations of students to think scientifically and mathematically, imparting skills for the 21st century. We deeply appreciate the Crockers’ generous gift, which both advances the University’s core education mission and helps Utah remain at the forefront of science research."
David W. Pershing
President, The University of Utah, Ph.D.
The Crocker Science Center will provide critically needed interdisciplinary teaching laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and classrooms for freshman and sophomore students. With the opening of the Crocker Science Center, we will create modern laboratory and community spaces for the Cell Center and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education to fully pursue their exciting work."
Pierre V. Sokolsky
Former Dean, College of Science, and Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Ph.D.
Gary Crocker’s business model parallels our educational research model. We also want to understand the workings of a cell, the systems of biology. The thought that we can combine these two modalities by having, for example, incubator space where we pursue new ideas that not only touch on training, education, and basic biology but which could also have therapeutic implications is really exciting."
Andres Villu Maricq
Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Cell and Genome Science, M.D., Ph.D.
The best science is always accidental. So, can you engineer accidents? That’s what this building is all about."
Erik M. Jorgensen
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor, Department of Biology, Ph.D.