Session Title: Tour: RPI Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies
Session Code: TR0519
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
LU/HSW: 1.5 LUs/HSW
The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute interweaves life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering into the fields of biotechnology and medicine, opening exciting new pathways to innovation and discovery. From complex biological networks to nanoscale assemblies that mimic biological processes, CBIS is a powerhouse of academic and research advancement.
The CBIS was designed to create a physical environment that supports and fosters collaboration and innovation. The program includes wet and dry laboratories with core lab areas that allow shared resources as well as offices, conference rooms and informal meeting areas to foster chance encounters and collaboration. A central, naturally lit atrium connects these two different functions and acts as a backdrop for these chance encounters and impromptu collaboration.