This Christmas season, the University of Central Arkansas received a great present for its Science Center.

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $3 million donation from Conway Corporation to renovate their science center, school officials announced.

The gift, which will be paid out at approximately $600,000 per year over five years, beginning in 2016, will be used for the construction and renovation of the Lewis Science Center on campus.

“This gift from Conway Corporation is one of the most significant developments in the history of the University,” UCA President Tom Courtway said in a statement. “These funds will enhance Lewis Science Center and will help provide state-of-the-art laboratories and scientific facilities for our students. It is another manifestation of why Conway Corporation was founded and continues the strong tradition of its support to higher education in Conway.”

The Lewis Science Center expansion, a key initiative of the University’s Framework for the Future, includes a 50,000 square foot addition for teaching and laboratory space to accommodate current and future teaching methods. Also included in the design will be features allowing for significant improvements in equipment efficiency and energy utilization with LEED certification.