Three teaching labs at the GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus’s (VSTC) Collections and Conservation Resource Center (CCRC) building have been completed and are now in use, enabling an expansion of health science programs on campus. Comprising of four teaching labs and associated support spaces, the fit-out provides state-of-the-art science labs for teaching chemistry, biological sciences, physics and general studies. The classrooms are designed to be flexible, allowing for alternative teaching pedagogies including scale-up and didactic instruction, and are digitally robust, including real-time projections of instructional activities. Fit-out included HVAC, electrical, tele/data and lab gases, fume hoods and bio-safety cabinets, an autoclave and other equipment.
In a GW article published in January of last year, Dr. Ali Eskandarian, Dean, GW Virginia Science & Technology Campus, said,
We now will be able to proceed rapidly with our plans to expand innovative health science programs designed for the 21st century learner. We see strategic opportunities to support the growing workforce demand in the health sciences, while building upon VSTC’s strong history with new programming and interdisciplinary research.