Life Sciences Building
Statistics: The Life Sciences Building contains ten classrooms, twelve scientific laboratories, five computer laboratories, two lecture halls and three conference rooms. It has 81,200 gross square feet of space and was constructed at a cost of $18.5 million. The building contains sixty-five offices, with fifty-one of these dedicated to full- and part-time faculty, and it is the first new building to be constructed at the Liberty Campus in twenty years. Currently, 40% of our 6,000 credit students are enrolled in programs that will prepare them for careers in the life sciences.
Programs: The building is home to the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science. Several other programs and offices are housed in the building, including Respiratory Care, Health Information Technology, and the Dean of the Arts and Sciences Division. The building is also home to the William Donald Schaefer Life Sciences Institute, which has a conference room, offices, and a science discovery lab for training and outreach to the community. The mission of the Institute is to provide life sciences education and training information services to citizens and businesses in Baltimore.
Technology Highlights: The building is wired for telecommunications capabilities, and there are 293 network connections. There are two tiered distance learning lecture halls, one of which is fully equipped with video cameras, projectors, screens, and desktop microphones. The building also has six "smart" classrooms and a centralized, state-of-the-art video distribution system.