Renovations are nearly complete at the new NIMBioS facilities at 1122 Volunteer Boulevard, and NIMBioS is expected to open for business in the new space on Monday, April 16. The new office space on the first and second floors of the Philander P. Claxton Education Building includes a tiered auditorium, two classrooms, two conference rooms, a meeting room, and a large informal break area that should all enhance the experience of the many visitors and participants in NIMBioS activities.
NIMBioS anticipates the addition of technology for video-conferencing and web-casting will improve distance communication and create opportunities for involvement of more people in workshops and tutorials. Numerous whiteboards placed throughout the space will soon be covered with models and equations as interdisciplinary teams investigate questions in mathematical biology.
There will be plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, including Blueberry Falls (above), which features a small waterfall, blueberry bushes, and a plaque encouraging visitors to renew their spirits with nature. Also, a courtyard will be conveniently located between the main meeting rooms and staff offices.
Boxes for packing have arrived at the current NIMBioS headquarters, and all staff and postdocs must have their packing completed by Friday, April 13. All phone and fax numbers will remain the same. To find NIMBioS’ new location on the campus map, click here.