Fall 2012 Magazine

The Data Age

Willens Wing Welcome

Six-story life sciences wing provides new labs, offices, and common space


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This fall students returned to Tech to find workers putting the finishing touches on the new Willens Engineering Life Sciences Wing, a six-story, 50,000-square-foot addition for students and faculty in the life and biomedical sciences. Located on the northern side of the building, the LEED Silver-certified Willens Wing features an airy two-story atrium with common areas for group work and informal meetings. Demonstrating the need for the facility, students have quickly filled the common spaces. The facility, made possible by a generous gift from Ronald and JoAnne Willens, provides a permanent home for the Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center and new offices and labs for eight McCormick faculty members from the biomedical and mechanical engineering departments. The wing will be formally dedicated December 9.