NEW ORLEANS — The University of New Orleans says it has received a $1 million gift to upgrade its chemistry labs.

The university says the money came from an anonymous donor.

The money is going toward new lighting, washing stations and chemically resistant benchtops and flooring. There will also be new storage areas and safety equipment with easy access to eye washes and safety showers. A lab prep and stockroom will also be renovated with new storage capability and improved workspace.

The upgrades will be made to the introductory chemistry lab, the quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis lab, and the organic lab.

The university’s president, John Nicklow, says the gift will give students a “first-class lab experience.”

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