Chapman University received a $1 million grant from the Los Angeles-based W.M. Keck Foundation to support its planned Center for Science and Technology.

The Keck Foundation supports science, engineering, medical research, undergraduate education and community and health efforts including the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

The grant is for buying equipment to assist undergraduate chemistry education.

The Center for Science and Technology is a planned three-story, 140,000-square-foot flagship building for Chapman’s Schmid College of Science and Technology.

The $130 million project is slated to break ground on the school’s main campus in Orange in 2016 and be ready in 2018.

The Keck Foundation Chemistry Laboratory Suite will be inside the new building.