Earl S. Tupper Research & Conference Center

The Earl S. Tupper Research and Conference Center provides modern offices and laboratories for STRI staff and visiting researchers. Located in the Ancon section of Panama City, it is adjacent to STRI’s administrative headquarters (at the Tivoli Building) and its Tropical Sciences Library. It honors the memory of Earl Silas Tupper, a pioneer in the plastic industry and recognized as an inventor, researcher and brilliant businessman.

Earl Silas Tupper


The Tupper Research Center includes offices and laboratories for a wide spectrum of disciplines such as chemistry, histology, plant physiology, acoustic communication, and entomology; an herbarium; a scanning electron microscope; computer and instrument rooms; and a bookstore.

The Tupper Conference Center includes a 175-seat auditorium and exhibit hall, with facilities for simultaneous translation; meeting rooms for seminars, education programs and local and international conferences; a gallery for temporary exhibitions; and a small cafeteria.


Tupper Seminars

These seminars take place every Tuesday from 4 to 5 pm. Presented by staff scientists, visiting scientists, post doctoral fellows or special guests, these seminars provide the opportunity to share information on key themes of on-going research and future science developments. More information on seminars.

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