Elements of the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation may still be under construction, but classes were already in session in the new building.
Classrooms and labs in the Cousins Center were open for the first day of the spring semester, and welcomed students to the renovated confines of the former Goslin Hall. Crews have been working seven days a week to prepare the building for occupation, and professors and staff members chipped-in during the new year to help set-up the facilities. President Larry Schall could be seen wandering the halls and taking in the new space on Monday.
The original 20,000-square-feet of Goslin Hall has reopened as work continues on a modern, light-filled 25,000-square-foot addition that will create a completely reimagined 45,000-square-foot facility, featuring innovation and design-thinking spaces.
The Cousins Center for Science and Innovation will offer discipline-specific laboratory-classrooms (Physics, Biology, and Chemistry, with smaller and separate specialty labs for each), independent study labs, open study rooms, workshops, and faculty offices. Laboratories and classrooms will merge, providing teaching space that is conducive to the melding of theory and practice.