Inside Kopchick Hall

IUP’s long-awaited science building, Kopchick Hall, opened for classes at the start of the spring semester in January.

The facility and the Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics that it houses are named for John Kopchick ’72, M’75 and Char Labay Kopchick ’73, who in 2018 committed $23 million for IUP science and math initiatives.

The five-f loor building’s more than 142,000 square feet include 51,600 for laboratory space, 10,000 for collaborative work, and 8,000 for instruction. Kopchick Hall also houses Cejka Planetarium, named for 1973 graduates Tim Cejka and Debra Phillips Cejka, who were instrumental in establishing the building.

Photography by Brian Henry provides a look inside.