Welcome to MSLC

Advisory Board

Hours and Locations

MSLC Regular Hours

Note: Regular hours are in effect whenever classes are in session during fall and spring semester. The MSLC is closed during Thanksgiving, Spring and Winter breaks, and on Labor Day and Martin Luther King Day. The Busch MSLC is open during Summer Session.


ARC Building, 3rd Floor

Regular Hours:

Monday – Thursday:  9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday:  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday:  closed
Sunday:  2:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Regina B. Heldrich Chemistry Building, 3rd Floor

Regular Hours:

Monday – Thursday:  11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday:  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday:  closed

Summer Hours, Busch Campus Only

Monday – Friday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday:  closed

Meet the MSLC Staff


Dr. Kathleen Scott


Dr. Scott is an anatomist and paleontologist. She earned her Ph.D. in Biolgy from Yale University, and her B.A. in Human Biology from Brown University. She is a professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience.

Traci Cole 

Department Administrator, MSLC

Traci Cole manages the day-to-day activities and special programs of the Math and Science Learning Center.

Dr. Monica Torres

Associate Director of Biology

Monica Torres is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the Division of Life Sciences.

Dr. Patricia Irizarry

Rutgers Science Explorer Coordinator and Associate Director of the Rutgers Geology Museum

Dr. Irizarry is a molecular biologist and science educator. She earned her PhD in molecular biology from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and she has B.A. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.  

Emanuel Serrano-Perez

Program Assistant, Rutgers Science Explorer


How do I check out course materials?

You can check out course materials (e.g., textbooks, videos, slides) using your student ID, free of charge, at the front desk of either MSLC location. Course materials must remain in the MSLC (they cannot be moved out, or to other floors, of the building).

Do I need an appointment to use space at the MSLC?

During open hours, the MSLC provides community space for students without an appointment. To inquire about reserving a room, please contact the Department Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can I try the MSLC physics demos even if I'm not taking a physics course?

The physics demos are provided to any and all inquiring students, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in a physics course. K-12 school children often visit the MSLC to tour the demos. Please be aware of these groups and refrain from interfering in their field trip. Please respect the equipment and follow any directions (written or verbally provided by MSLC staff) to ensure these resources remain available to the Rutgers community.

student writing on chalkboard

Why visit the MSLC?

"The MSLC was extremely beneficial at Rutgers since it allowed me to study and get help in the biology course. The biology room helped students review slides that were important to know in order to prepare for the BIO practical. The opportunity to have extra time to study on my own and ask the Teachers Assistant questions was extremely helpful. I was able to connect with people taking similar classes which allowed me to form study groups".

A student majoring in Exercise Science.
Graduation Year 2015

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