The 75,000-square-foot facility with classrooms, offices and labs for engineering and education will be located opposite Academic West. It will house the University's Human Health Initiative, serve as a nexus for interdisciplinary collaboration and strengthen the Bucknell-Geisinger Research Initiative.

Academic East will include four classrooms, 25 labs and more than 30 offices. The principal areas of research will be biomechanics, biomaterials, cell culture and tissue culture; biotransport and instructional fluid mechanics; computer modeling, bioinstrumentation and bioimaging (such as CAT scans, MRIs and sonograms), product development, medical device design and simulation, fabrication and instruction.

It is anticipated that the Board of Trustees will review construction documents in October 2016 for the three-story building, which could be completed as soon as August 2019 pending availability of funds.

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Academic, Residential & Athletic Facilities


Your WE DO support has provided outstanding new buildings that benefit students across campus.

exterior view of Academic West building

Academic West

Home to the social sciences, Academic West is the University's first new academic building since 2004. The 70,000-square-foot building includes sustainable design features and received silver certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®).

artist rendering of The Graham Building

The Graham Building

The 36,000-square-foot Graham Building, which opened in August next to Sojka Pavilion, houses new training facilities for the wrestling team. Bucknell Student Health, the Counseling & Student Development Center and the new Wellness Center are located on the first floor.

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