Hanson Hall of Science Expansion

This campaign ends on July 1 at 12:59AM EDT

Show your love of Augie. Honor your time spent on campus, a beloved member of faculty or a friend of the Augustana community with a piece of the 22,000-square-foot addition of Hanson Hall. 

With a $200 or more gift to the Hanson Hall of Science expansion, you can leave a mark on Augustana with an engraved brick.

By giving $1,000 or more you'll earn your spot on the Hanson Hall "Wall of Donors" located in the lobby-area of the new addition. 

You can also help Augustana look to the future with a gift of $2,500 or more and a window named in your honor.


About the Hanson Hall of Science Expansion

The Vision

The expansion of the Hanson Hall of Science will build on Augustana’s excellent programs and exceptional tradition of success in the natural sciences, transforming the way our science faculty teach and science students learn.

Seamlessly connecting to the existing Robert A. and Patricia K. Hanson Hall of science, the spaces in the planned addition are designed to promote faculty-led research and active, engaged learning. 

The labs and classrooms in the planned four-floor, 22,000-square-foot addition will accommodate the learning styles of a changing generation of students and the demands of employers expecting the highest levels of proficiency, problem-solving skills and collaborative leadership in college graduates.

Designed to encourage best practices in science teaching, the expansion will include five large, studio-style, flexible class/learning spaces; four interdisciplinary research labs; and four faculty offices with adjoining space for discussion and collaboration. It is designed to encourage best practices in science teaching.

The Need: Addressing a Changing Student Body, Curriculum and Pedagogy

Augustana’s student body and excellent science programs have outgrown the building.

Enrollment growth, better teaching and learning methods, new majors, and shifting demographics have changed what Augustana needs for students to be successful in the sciences.

Since the science building opened in 1998, the number of biology and pre-med graduates has increased from around 100 each year to 130 or 140 in each of the last five years.

Building on Augustana’s Tradition of Science Distinction

Even though scientific equipment, classroom design, majors and programs within our science departments have changed, our students’ capacities for success are a constant.

Augustana science majors are accepted by the nation’s best medical and graduate schools at a rate that far exceeds the national average. They become leaders in almost every field of scientific study.

From public health to neuroscience, students and faculty are exploring scientific frontiers unimaginable just 20 years ago. As technology evolves, creating new fields of study, new ways to research and new industries, Augustana must continue to prepare all of its graduates to adapt, innovate, solve real-world problems and embrace the unknown. The expansion of our science facility will give students and faculty the tools and experience needed to do this.

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With a gift of $2,500 or more, you will receive a window named in your honor.
With a $200 or more gift to the Hanson Hall of Science Expansion, you can leave a mark on Augustana with an engraved brick.


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Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
Class YearDonorsDollars
1999 7$5,800
1998 6$5,600
1977 5$4,400
2023 3$2,900
1966 3$2,700
1956 2$2,600
2000 1$2,500
2020 9$1,450
1994 4$1,400
2019 9$1,400
2007 3$1,220
1975 4$1,000
2002 4$800
2017 8$700
2010 6$625
1986 4$600
2013 3$600
1970 2$450
2009 4$425
1983 2$400
2001 3$400
1987 3$400
1960 4$400
2016 4$400
1982 2$400
1968 2$400
1985 3$400
2008 2$400
1995 3$400
2021 4$300
1973 2$300
1972 3$300
1959 3$250
2018 2$210
1981 1$200
1964 1$200
2003 2$200
1990 1$200
1989 1$200
1991 1$200
1993 1$200
1978 1$200
1992 1$200
1971 1$100


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6% Students

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11% Parents

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Amy James
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Noel De Kalb & Jane R.
Lois Atkinson
Elizabeth Dierkes & Darren Dierkes
Kristin L Smith & Brian Smith
Matthew A Marzullo & Joyce
Antonio Ortiz
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Joseph and Amy Bovi & Amy (Jegerski) Bovi
Hannah Brasch & Shawn James
Arthur Check & Kelly
William Standish & Carol Mottashed Standish
Jean E Bogner
Karen & Mark D Petersen
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TAMMY L MORRIS WIETIES & Richard Wieties
Patrick Fitzgerald & Patrick Fitzgerald
Dr. Alison A. Bjork-Pease, DVM
Dr. Eric R. Pease
Nathan M. Fierce & Sara Fierce
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David Stenberg & Janis Machala
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Mia Lambert
Richard Lafollette
Chuck and Nancy Meyer
Ben R. Bogner & Ben R Bogner
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Suzanne Charlier & Matt Charlier
Jeffrey & Jennifer Weyeneth
Kenneth R Schoenig
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DONATE $200

With a $200 or more gift to the Hanson Hall of Science Expansion, you can leave a mark on Augustana with an engraved brick.


DONATE $1,000

By giving $1,000 or more you'll earn your spot on the Hanson Hall "Wall of Donors" located in the lobby-area of the new addition.


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You can help Augustana look to the future with a gift of $2,500 or more and a window named in your honor.