When Inside Slicethe Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Education Facility opens in Fall 2019, Maryland’s premier research universities, including University of Maryland, Baltimore, University of Maryland, College Park and UMBC will offer undergraduate and graduate degree opportunities in critical and rapidly growing industries, including healthcare, biosciences, engineering and computational sciences. The new facility, designed by the nationally renowned architectural firm Cooper Carry and its partner Lake/Flato, will be one of the most sustainably sourced and built laboratory buildings in the country. It will include teaching laboratories, collaborative learning spaces, clinical training facilities, academic offices and expanded student services.

The 220,000-square-foot academic building represents a major milestone for USG. The campus expansion also includes a green parking garage and new entrance for the campus, both recently completed thanks to generous funding by Montgomery County. The BSE Facility will provide state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, active learning classrooms, clinical training facilities, academic offices, and an expanded level of student services necessary to support program and enrollment growth. Co-designed laboratory space and equipment will be shared and serve the need of multiple academic programs. Innovation and product design labs will provide flexible space for inter-disciplinary student research projects.