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Success!! Through the Cabell Challenge, William & Mary raised $1.5 million for new science equipment that will enhance the education of over 2,000 students annually and maintain our standing as one of the best undergraduate science programs in the country. Thanks to a generous match opportunity from the Cabell Foundation, individual gifts had an even bigger impact on student and faculty research that can help address some of society’s most pressing issues.

The Cabell Challenge allowed us to purchase a methylmercury analyzer, a spectroradiometer, a confocal microscope, and 20 other pieces of advanced equipment.

The successful Cabell Challenge gets us only part-way toward a goal of raising a total of $4 million to fund the purchase of new, top-notch science equipment.

It’s not too late! Your donation will help William & Mary nurture and inspire the next generation of gifted young scientists.

WHY SUPPORT STATE OF THE ART SCIENCE EQUIPMENT?

William & Mary’s ability to offer its students and faculty top-notch research opportunities hinges on access to state-of-the-art science equipment. For this reason, it is essential to update equipment for neuroscience, molecular biology, environmental sciences and other exciting interdisciplinary programs that face increasing demands on teaching and research.

New equipment will be housed in the expanded Integrated Science Center (ISC). The expanded ISC complex supports teaching excellence and research conducted by students and faculty in the departments of chemistry, biology, psychology and applied science.

Innovative Research

Recruiting Top Faculty

Increasing Grant Funding

Admission to Graduate and Medical Schools

Success in STEM Careers

HOW THE CABELL CHALLENGE WORKED

The Cabell Foundation offered a generous challenge grant of $500,000 when William & Mary secured $1 million in matching funds pledged by December 31, 2016.  With the $1.5 million raised, we now can better prepare thousands of students each year for success in graduate and medical education.

REMARKABLE FACTS

70 percent of W&M undergraduates participate in mentored research with a faculty member or take a course in which research is a primary component.

25 percent of W&M students major in science or math, which is double the national average.

W&M is ranked fourth-highest among all public universities in the percentage of students who go on to earn science Ph.D.s.

MAKING THE REMARKABLE

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If you have any questions or would like to designate a gift to a certain department or ISC program,
please contact Executive Director of Development Gerald Bullock in Arts and Sciences at igbull@wm.edu or 757-221-1023.