Webcam Tracks Science Center Construction

Visitors to Dominican University of California’s website can view progress of the University’s Science Center via webcam. The image updates every four seconds between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Read more in this story for the link to the cam.)

The webcam is online at

The new Science Center is being built in the heart of the Dominican campus, near the Alemany Library and adjacent to the Meadowlands and San Marco buildings.

When it opens in 2007, his two-story, 35,000 sq.ft. building will house more than 30 teaching, research, and computer technology labs for student and faculty use. The new building will replace five outdated labs located in two separate buildings on campus.

The new facilities will serve every Dominican student — from undergraduates with general education science requirements to our rapidly expanding Department of Natural Science and Mathematics and our nursing program students — balancing Dominican's strong humanities curriculum with a full and complete science curriculum.

Dominican is attracting science faculty and students of the highest caliber. Our graduates are working for prestigious institutions like the Human Genome Project, the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, Genentech, Inc., and the National Park Service. Last spring, undergraduate science majors were accepted into summer intern programs at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the National Institutes of Health. This spring, our science students enjoyed a 100 percent acceptance rate into medical school and competitive Ph.D. programs.

The new Science Center will provide many opportunities for Dominican to serve its students, faculty, and the community. Most recently, Dominican was selected as the host site for the 2007 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (April 12-14, 2007. This important conference will provide significant exposure for the University's ongoing efforts to support and celebrate academic excellence and scholarship.