Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 5 Winter 1992 Ground broken for chemistry laboratory Ground was broken in the fall for a new, $20 million state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory to be located just east of Memorial Hall. The 66,500-square-foot Lammot du Pont Laboratory will house 15 laboratories and offices, providing research space for faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and for biochemists in the College of Marine Studies. Named for the grandson of the founder of the Du Pont Co., the laboratory will have its main entrance on the south Mall between Memorial and Alison halls. Completion is expected by fall 1993. At the groundbreaking ceremonies on Sept. 27, honorary doctor of science degrees were conferred upon Edward G. Jefferson, former chairman and chief executive office of the Du Pont Co. and currently vice chairman of the University's Board of Trustees, and Walter E. Massey, director of the National Science Foundation. A date stone for the laboratory, which will hold a time capsule, also was unveiled. Among the items in the capsule are citations for the two honorary degree recipients, a biography of Lammot du Pont and a copy of the Sept. 27 issue of the student newspaper, The Review.