This new state of the art facility opened in the Fall 2011 is home to the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Neuroscience (Psychology). The completely renovated first floor of the existing Science Center opened in January 2012 and is home to the departments of Mathematics/Computer Science and Physics/Astronomy. The Mars Center for Science and Technology was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council.
The penthouse level features the Greenhouse facilities as well as the Astronomy Observation Deck. The facility has a green roof, a cafe, dedicated student work/study spaces, an outdoor classroom as well as an enclosed courtyard illustrating geological features and native plant species.