Our department is located on the Belknap Campus in Paul C Lutz Hall, Suite 419. We have outstanding facilities in the Bioengineering Department that help us accomplish program objectives, provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and research, and are sufficiently flexible for adaptation to changing requirements. All department areas are fully ADA compliant, and a Building Emergency Action Plan is in effect.
The department’s main offices occupy a suite in Paul C. Lutz Hall , RM 419 (turn right from 4th Floor elevator, 8th door on the left side of the hall). The suite includes offices of the Department Chair, the Admin Assistant, Reception, Conference Room, and a commons area.
Lutz Hall contains office space for graduate students (assignments made by the Associate Dean for Research), and a classroom in Lutz RM 321 fitted with audio/visual equipment to enable classes, student and guest speaker presentations. This area and the BE Conference Room, is used by our Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) student groups. The atria of Lutz and Shumaker Research Buildings are utilized for poster demonstrations, public outreach demonstrations and some class final projects.
The conference room in Lutz Hall, RM 419C, accommodates departmental meetings and a place for advising and admissions discussions. The facility is 210 square feet. A conference table seats approximately 10 people, with additional chairs on the side as required. Video presentation includes a DLP data projector, InFocus IN112 , acquired November 2013, a four-foot screen, and a six-foot white board. A small service room accommodates office supplies storage, telephone, and a networked copier/FAX/scanner workcenter.
The department utilizes classrooms throughout the engineering campus, with courses offered in Lutz Hall, Ernst & Sackett Halls, Duthie Library and W.S Speed Building. The number of classrooms is adequate to deliver the BSBE/MEng programs. Classroom assignments are made before each Summer, Fall and Spring semesters through a coordinated effort of department staff and the Office of Academic Affairs. Bioengineering’s main classroom, Lutz RM 321, has updated InFocus projection, Dell Optiplex 750 host computer, with an available connections for laptop/tablet computers, switchable through an Instron input selector providing for the use of DVD, document projection, etc. Peavey amplification provides additional audio support to the room.
A cell culture laboratory with 2 biosafety cabinets, fume hood, walk-in refrigerator, freezer and hot-room is available to BE students in Lutz Hall 315. The lab also contains a -140 C cryofreezer, refrigerator, freezer, incubator and other assorted lab equipment pertinent to the study of biocellular development.
Lutz 319 is home to the Biomeasurements and Bioinstrumentation Laboratory which supports study of bio-electro-mechanical circuits and devices. This lab is equipped with the National Instruments Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS), a modular platform with an integrated suite of 12 commonly used measurement instruments in a single compact form-factor. Other equipment include power supplies, oscilloscopes, frequency generators and components used in the design, development and testing of bio-electrical-mechanical circuits and devices.
The department computer system consists of individualized staff office workstations; one networked printer; and other specially designated equipment.The system is connected by 100Base-T Ethernet (1 GHz backbone), distributed wireless Ethernet 802.11n, and an Internet II gateway, all maintained by Information Technology. There are two Ethernet ports in each faculty office, and the pervasive wireless system covers all areas of the university campus. The server hosts a home directory and a shared departmental directory for each authorized user, and the bulk of the department’s server-based or network-license-managed software. Individual accounts are assigned to faculty, staff and students, and are accessible from anywhere in the university wide-area network. The primary networked copier/printer is the Xerox WorkCentre 5845 in the department office, Lutz RM 419E. The printer is queued from the network and access is available to faculty, staff and to any authorized users by request.