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Advancing Student Growth with Technology

Published on 06 June 2017

St. Louis College of Pharmacy and its faculty have a long-standing tradition of incorporating the latest technologies to support student learning. In 1874, the College implemented the projection method, in which lantern slides were used to illustrate lecture-based instruction. For lectures in courses such as biology, botany and pharmacognosy, faculty embraced projection tools including the stereopticon, projecting spectroscope, projecting polariscope and projecting microscope.

A 1918 edition of BULLETIN highlighted the College’s expansive collection of instructional materials stating, “No other college of pharmacy in the country commands a wealth of illustrative material equal to that of St. Louis College of Pharmacy.”

Today, the College continues to embrace new developments in instruction to provide an excellent learning experience for students. During construction of the Academic and Research Building, classrooms were equipped with collaborative technology that allows students and faculty to interact in real time. The nearly completed Recreation and Student Center, scheduled to open this fall, will continue the tradition, providing world-class facilities for students to achieve professional and personal growth.

This story was first published in the spring 2017 issue of Script. Visit stlcop.edu/script to read more and access previous issues.

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