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Franklin W. Olin Hall of Science

The Franklin W. Olin Hall of Science was dedicated during Millsaps Founder's Day Weekend on February 13, 1988. In 1985, Millsaps competed with over 200 other colleges nationwide to receive a $5.5 million grant from the Olin Foundation Inc. The proceeds from this grant, which is one of the largest single gifts Millsaps has ever received, were used to equip a new science building for the College's Biology and Chemistry departments. The facility houses a computer lab, a lecture hall, a botany lab and greenhouse, faculty offices and classrooms, and over $300,000 of   specialized lab equipment including a nuclear magnetic resonator, a refrigerated centrifuge, an environmental chamber, a scanning electron microscope, and an atomic absorption lab. Olin Hall also houses the W.M. Keck Center for Instrumental and Biochemical Comparative Archaeology Lab. This lab is devoted to the interdisciplinary, scientific study of past human behavior with regards to archaeometric and biochemical research methods. Located in the central part of the campus, the building is over 55,300 square feet and looks out over the Millsaps Bowl.