Facilities

The Center for Bioengineering and Computational Biology at Union College was established in 2005 to improve the quantitative and experimental skills of undergraduate students by promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research endeavors at the interface between the biological and engineering sciences.

Completed during the summer of 2006 and located on the first floor of Butterfield Hall, the Center houses a state-of-the-art Bioengineering Teaching Lab, a Computer Lab, a Design Lab and two student-faculty research labs.

The Center coordinates funding to support undergraduate and faculty research, laboratory and course development, speakers, visiting faculty, workshops and a summer science program for high school students. The Center and its activities are made possible through a generous $1.6 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Union College with additional funding provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and Union College.

 Bioengineering Design Studio

The Bioengineering Center’s design and workshop facility is now fully functional and staffed by Mark Hooker. Faculty at Union or at other institutions may request assistance with the design or production of laboratory equipment for undergraduate teaching and research purposes. Funds are available for equipment and supplies. Please contact Mark directly (hookerm@union.edu) or Shane Cotter (cotters@union.edu) about this opportunity.

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