The Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building Project
Acknowledged as one of the nation’s leading academies for engineering education, research, and service to the technical community and civil society, the College of Engineering at Penn State is implementing an ambitious program of growth and the pursuit of even higher levels of excellence. In today’s highly competitive higher-education environment, first-rate facilities are crucial in attracting the best students and faculty and allowing them to reach their full potential as learners, researchers, and educators. To achieve these goals, we are planning to construct a brand-new home for two of our distinguished departments: Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Designed to meet the needs of our students and faculty for decades to come, the new Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building will be located on the site of the existing Fenske Laboratory, with construction to run from fall 2016 through January 2019. The six-level building will feature state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory spaces designed to foster collaboration, both within and across the two departments as well as with neighboring colleges and institutes. It has also been designed for flexibility and adaptability, with components and equipment that can be reconfigured as our chemical and biomedical engineers pioneer transformational changes in their fields.
The Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Building will reflect our deep commitment to excellence in engineering education and research, conveying to prospective students and faculty that Penn State is the best home for their work or study—the right place to bring their thirst for knowledge, their ideas and innovations, and their passion for teaching and learning engineering. That, in turn, will strengthen both departments and enhance their ability to have a positive impact on the world.
For additional information and naming opportunities please contact:
Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering