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Rich Schneider
IU Communications

Last modified: Monday, March 26, 2012

Media advisory: IUPUI breaking ground for building to meet critical need for research and teaching lab space

March 26, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University and Purdue University officials will ceremoniously launch construction on Wednesday, March 28, of a state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Laboratory Building that will strengthen the ability of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to fulfill its life and health science mission.

SELB Rendering Aerial

An aerial rendering of the new Science and Engineering Laboratory Building at IUPUI.

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The laboratory building will enable faculty at the Purdue School of Science and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI to increase their competitiveness for external research funding in key areas. It also will begin to address IUPUI's growing shortage of high-quality academic space, especially teaching laboratories needed in the basic life science areas to meet increased demand for quality health care providers and teachers.

Event Details

What: Science and Engineering Laboratory Building groundbreaking
When: 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28
Where: Atrium of Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St.
Who: IU President Michael A. McRobbie; Timothy Sands, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, Purdue University; IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz; Simon J. Rhodes, School of Science dean; and David J. Russomanno, School of Engineering and Technology dean. Deans Rhodes and Russomanno will be available for interviews after the event.

The building will be adjacent to the existing Science and Engineering Technology Buildings in the core of the IUPUI academic campus between Michigan and New York streets. The facility will be constructed in two phases -- the first phase will be a multidisciplinary laboratory building containing about 44,825 assignable square feet that will be used by bio-medical engineering, psychobiology and renewable energy research programs. The second phase will provide space for teaching labs, meeting rooms, additional research laboratories and administrative offices for the School of Science administration.

Parking for members of the media is available at Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St. Vehicles should park in the cut-out drive off New York Street. Click here for a map to Inlow Hall.