|Renovations continue for new faculty offices in Harris Science Building.|
Harris Science Building is undergoing expansive cosmetic and structural changes to be unveiled at the start of the fall semester.
While the centerpiece of the renovation is a state-of-the-art simulation lab for nursing students, other enhancements will benefit all students in the School of Natural and Health Sciences. They include new IT infrastructure, HVAC duct work and mechanicals, and fresh paint throughout the building.. Before students arrive in August, new flooring, restroom fixtures, ceilings, lights and doors will be installed.
The nursing simulation lab, which has been housed temporarily in Stokes Student Center, will feature programmable mannequins that help Pfeifffer's future nurses prepare for situations they may encounter in the field as well as a sophisticated observation room for professors to program the mannequins and watch the students care for their â€œpatients.â€
â€œThe renovations to Harris Science Hall will provide our nursing students and faculty an outstanding facility that prepares students for 21st century professionalism ,â€ said Mark McCallum, dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences. â€œThe overall environment will foster innumerable opportunities for engaged learning.â€