This summer, as part of the renovation of the Science Center’s L-wing, tens of tons of materials came out of the laboratories—glassware, safety goggles, lab equipment, books and papers, circa-1977 bright-orange plastic bins. What wasn’t recycled or put into long-term storage was moved into an interconnected complex of modular buildings on Gray Lot next to the Science Center, the home for most laboratory science at Wellesley for the academic year.
“The lab trailers are much nicer than I expected, and I think they’re actually doing the job! I was definitely skeptical, but the professors are working hard on a lot of different ways to make them work,” says Meg Berry ’20, president of the Biology and Biochemistry Club. However, she says, the real challenge is navigating the Science Center with the L-wing walled off for construction and the main entrance closed. “Everything is just a bit of a scramble—for professors and students.”