Work Begins on Bioscience Building

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Construction has begun on the $40 million Bioscience Innovation Building on the Hammond campus of Purdue University Northwest. The facility, which will house the university's College of Nursing and biological sciences department, is expected to be complete in 2020.

The 68,000-square-foot building will include research labs, teaching labs and office space. The project received approval from the State Budget Committee in October. It will be the first new classroom building on the Hammond campus in more than 20 years. 

Earlier this year, Purdue Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon spoke about the project with Inside INdiana Business Special Projects Reporter Kylie Veleta. He said the building would help address the high demand for nurses in the region. 

“There’s an enormous need for nurses in northwest Indiana,” Keon said. “The nursing students are almost 100 percent placed every semester when they graduate. The only reason it isn’t 100 percent is because some might want to go out-of-state or want a specialty area that would send them to Chicago, as opposed to northwest Indiana.”

You can learn more about the project by clicking here.

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