Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering building expansion one step closer to reality

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Ground has been broken for the $14 million addition to the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University.

“Our goal is to grow our educational and research programs by roughly 50 percent over the next several years,” George R. Wodicka, the Dane A. Miller head and professor of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, said of the translational Innovation Wing. “This growth is necessary to keep pace with the need for the innovation and translation of medical technologies and industry demand for biomedical engineers.”

Purdue University News said the university plans to increase the number of core faculty members to more than 40, postdoctoral fellows to 50, graduate students to more than 200 — including 25 MD/PhD candidates and undergraduate students to more than 400.

Construction is slated for completion July 2019. The school is planning a grand opening ceremony on Sept. 6, 2019.

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