Bio-engineering the future

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Feb. 9, 2017

Bio-engineering the future: Lansing’s TV 6 Celebrates Spartans by showcasing biomedical engineering 

Lansing TV station WLNS TV6 is Celebrating Spartans in the month of February through a series of in-depth stories highlighting Michigan State University.WLNS anchor Sheri Jones tours MSU’s $69 million Bio Engineering Facility with Christopher Contag as he explains the Spartan’s new philosophy toward science and research.

WLNS anchor Sheri Jones reported that MSU’s recently opened $69 million Bio Engineering Facility is a showcase for a new Spartan philosophy toward science and research. 

Christopher Contag, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and inaugural director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, tells Jones the new facility on the south end of campus is a “place where people are really changing the way we think about the world - the way we think about diseases and preserving health.” 

Contag expects to see MSU’s academic disciplines coming together in very intentional and unique ways in the new building. 

“Everything stretches across molecules to man in every area– whether it’s how cells work together and how we can change the way they work engineering to be different. All of those are integrated throughout the building so the building is integrated horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Everybody working together toward common goals.” 

Take a tour of the new facility and see more of the video conversation at Bio-engineering the future at MSU.