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Academic Impact

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Engineering Education for the Future

Exponential Impact

Imagine the possibilities when our immensely talented faculty and students have access to a world-class facility—the discoveries they will make, the problems they will solve.

The Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex (BMEC) will house three exceptional departments—Engineering Education, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering—all under one roof. Materials science and engineering benefits from modernized facilities and biomedical engineering students no longer need to travel to west campus for classes. BMEC’s design and technology will help attract gifted undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe and foster interdisciplinary collaboration, beginning as early as their first-year engineering education program. These same strengths allow for enhanced STEM education programs, targeting K-12 students to increase diversity among future Buckeye engineers.

BMEC also is the foundation of Ohio State's Advanced Materials Corridor where the College of Engineering will further develop the strength of the teaching and research relationship between engineering and medicine.

Showcase Teaching and Learning

In BMEC, students will experience one of the best learning atmospheres in the nation. This will be evident to all who visit, as walls of windows in classrooms will put experiential teaching and learning on display. Brand new teaching laboratories for the Department of Engineering Education, partnered with makerspaces and hubs for industry collaboration allow students and faculty to think creatively and bring their innovative ideas to life with engineers from the private sector. When faculty, students and industry come together, there is no limit to the innovation that is possible.

Phase Two of the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex (BMEC) will be transformational… for Ohio State’s campus and for Buckeye Engineers. On the first floor, 5,000 square feet will foster innovation, creativity and collaborative learning as a makerspace, a dedicated environment where students can gather, use the latest technology and bring novel ideas to life. Here, the value of hands-on, experiential learning will be delivered. It won’t be surprising in the least to see the lights on late at night and on weekends, illuminating our amazing students building their dreams.

Physically and figuratively, BMEC will be Ohio State’s Gateway to Engineering!


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Renovation for collaboration
Former Dean David B. Williams and Margie Williams honored with named space
BMEC Phase Two gets green light