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Carl F. Eyring Science Center

Built in 1950

The Eyring Science Center re-opened after a two-year renovation project in 1998. This building was built in the early 1950s. At that time it was the largest academic building in the West. It houses the Food Science and Nutrition, Physics and Astronomy, and Geology Departments.

The dietetics program operates the Pendulum Court Cafe, which is a cafeteria-style eatery which provides hands-on experience for students in creating wholesome meals. The food science program runs the Sensory Lab, which does taste panels for different local clients where students, faculty, and community members receive compensation for tasting and giving feedback.

The lobby has several interesting hands-on displays. A few of the most notable are the Foucault pendulum, and seismograph. The dinosaur you see through the window is an Allosoraus. This was Utah’s state dinosaur. Also, the new planetarium opened its doors March of 2005. The planetarium is open for public shows on Friday and Monday nights.