Building for the Future: New Research Facility Planned
A major effort to bolster research in the fields of science and engineering was launched in late March when Indiana University and IUPUI broke ground on a new facility in the heart of campus. The Science and Engineering Laboratory Building will be built in two phases, the first a 35,880-square-foot building located just south of the Science Building, just east of University Library and north of Eskenazi Hall, home of the IU Herron School of Art & Design.
The research center is expected to take 18 months to complete and will feature space for biomedical engineering, psychobiology and renewable energy research programs. The second phase will include space for teaching labs, meeting rooms, more laboratories and administrative offices for the Purdue School of Science.
The groundbreaking ceremonies included presentation of the President’s Medal for Excellence to Glenn Irwin Jr., M.D., chancellor emeritus of IUPUI and dean emeritus of the IU School of Medicine.