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Innovation Wing

First Wing of the Weldon Innovation Building Project

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering has envisioned an exciting, bold plan to be an academic leader in the field of biomedical engineering through the planned, strategic expansion of its educational programs, research capabilities, and industry outreach. The new Innovation Wing will support the School’s vision and the University’s three-fold missions of discovery with delivery, meeting global challenges, and launching tomorrow’s leaders.

About the Innovation Wing

The Innovation Wing is a $14 million, 29,500 square foot addition to the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering that will provide a nexus for collaborative applied research, technology innovation, both hands-on and online instruction, and outreach to company and healthcare partners.

Following the vision and design principles of the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering, the new Wing will provide open-concept wet research labs, translational research labs including a behavioral core, an expanded multidisciplinary student design lab, and support spaces for both instructional and research laboratories. Additional areas of the Wing will house instructional spaces that support innovative active-learning pedagogy, office spaces, graduate student office areas, and interactive team areas.

New Floor plan of the Weldon Innovation Building Project

Innovation Wing by the Numbers

  • $14 million
  • 29,500 sq. ft.
  • 3,300 sq. ft. capstone design lab
  • 8 wet research labs
  • 8 faculty offices
  • 2 graduate student areas
  • 36 hot desks
  • June 2018: construction began
  • July 2019: construction ends
  • September 6, 2019: Grand Opening Celebration