The first new building to open on Purdue University Northwest’s campus in Hammond in nearly two decades is about ready for operation.
PNW Chancellor Thomas Keon and Jacob Lenson, assistant vice chancellor of campus planning, project and space management, recently celebrated taking possession of the new Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building from the project contractor. The building is nearly completed and will be ready to teach students this fall.
Named for PNW organic chemistry professor Nils K. Nelson, the 68,000-square-foot facility will contain research and teaching labs and house PNW’s College of Nursing and the Department of Biological Sciences. The next phase includes placing furniture and equipment and preparing for students and faculty to begin classes for the coming academic year.
PNW said its new building will serve as a hub for quality education and for enhancing the health care field for Northwest Indiana. The building is first new academic building on the Hammond campus in nearly 20 years.