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George M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center

The George M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center, wings A-H, is named for the first faculty member with a doctoral degree to be hired at Arizona State Teachers College. Hired by President A.J. Matthews in 1927, Bateman had a daunting assignment: develop the entire science program for the college. There were no college-level courses in biology, chemistry or physics at the time. He taught at ASU for 41 years. As chairman of the college athletic board, he helped guide the construction of Sun Devil Stadium and Packard Stadium.

Wexler Hall, the A Wing of the Physical Sciences Center, is home to the School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences and The LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science. It consists of a three-story classroom structure and an eight-story office structure. Dedicated in 1977, the building was named in honor of Charles Wexler, the founding chairman of the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, in appreciation of his outstanding service to the university from 1930 until 1977. Wexler was also the recipient of ASU’s Distinguished Teacher Award in 1973.

If you’re a stargazer, you’ll want to visit F Wing where you’ll find the ASU Planetarium. The Planetarium, affiliated with the School of Earth and Space Exploration, offers a schedule of programs suitable for both children and adults and is available for field trips of all age groups. The F Wing also houses the Department of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and the R. S. Dietz Museum of Geology. The lobby houses one of the world's largest Foucault pendulums, which measures the rotation of the earth.

George M. Bateman Physical Sciences Center
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Street Address

A Wing (Wexler Hall) 901 S. Palm Walk
B Wing 875 S. Palm Walk
C Wing 851 S. Palm Walk
D Wing 825 S. Palm Walk
E Wing 501 E. University Dr.
F Wing 550 E. Tyler Mall
H Wing 525 E. University Dr.

Tempe, AZ 85281

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