Kroot donation allows new science buys for IUPUC

IUPUC is buying new chemistry and biology equipment after what school officials are calling a very generous grant from Kroot Corporation.

Kroot’s owner, Art Kroot, toured the school last fall and met with chemistry professor James Mendez and student worker Jessica Caldwell, who talked about the importance of a modern lab. After that talk the Kroot family decided to make the donation. The exact amount is not being discussed, but it enabled the school to buy 3D printers, digital balances and a spectrometer, among other equipment.

Dr. George Towers, head of IUPUC’s science division said the gift allows the faculty to expand science education at the school.