AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University dedicated a Biological Engineering Research Laboratory on Thursday, Nov. 21. The newly renovated facility features advanced technology that researchers and administrators say will significantly enhance the research infrastructure of the university, the state and the region.
The $6 million renovation, funded by a $4.6 million National Science Foundation competitive grant and $1.6 million from the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, marks the first substantial improvements to the 22,800-square-foot lab since its construction in 1948.
AUBURN – The National Science Foundation has awarded Auburn University a $4.6 million grant to renovate research laboratories that will enhance the university’s biological engineering programs.
Auburn’s Department of Biosystems Engineering will use the funding to upgrade the Tom Corley Building Annex, which was constructed in 1948. The renovated 23,000-square-foot facility will allow Auburn to increase its research into bioenergy and bioproducts engineering, ecological engineering, food safety engineering, biosystems automation and best management technologies.