It has been just under five months since the groundbreaking on the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration (NEC) building. The $37 million, L-shaped building will stand at four stories tall with 90,000 square feet to accommodate ample office and laboratory space for the 100 plus students, faculty, and staff that will use this facility.
Robert Fyffe, Ph.D., vice president of research and graduate studies said, "the University will become a focal point for local industries and other organizations that wish to become active partners in our research enterprise. In particular, the NEC Building will be a base for our hospital partners to expand their research efforts. And, we anticipate that the efforts of our faculty and student researchers will generate commercializable discoveries that will significantly impact economic development in the region."
Fyffe also says that the building will become a model for how things will be done in the future. Within the building are strategically-placed offices, laboratories, and student study areas. It is not just the faculty integrating together, but also the students. It is bringing a whole new meaning to community at Wright State University.
"The goal is that these scientists, engineers, and physicians will work together to address significant problems and through the synergies, resources, and talent available in the NEC Building, come up with very creative transformational answers to the questions," said Fyffe.
The building is scheduled for construction starting in 2014 and is suspected for completion in February 2015.