Integrated Sciences Building
“Our talented faculty and student body benefit greatly from interdisciplinary engagement in the classroom and research laboratories. Together, under one roof, our science community now has a common area to informally meet, share ideas, and build collaborations. I have no doubt this new facility will have tremendous impact on the quality of research and education offered by Kent State University in the sciences.”
-James L. Blank, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Making Science Education a Top Priority
Kent State recognizes the vital importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Northeast Ohio and across the nation and has made renovations, enhancements and new construction for STEM programs a top priority.
The University has undertaken extensive renovations and upgrades on all campus STEM buildings to provide students with state-of-the-art, flexible learning environments. The recently constructed Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) is a 70,000-square-foot building located in the Science Corridor adjacent to the University Library and Student Green.
The highly visible ISB is a cutting-edge facility that includes instructional spaces, research labs and offices, study areas and common areas for student, faculty and community interaction as well as events. The ISB was designed with a focus on sustainability and was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
Brain Health Research Institute
The Brain Health Research Institute will be located in the lower level of the Integrated Sciences Building. Expertise in this field is a longstanding tradition at Kent State and the new Institute will prioritize training and thought leadership. Kent State researchers are working to better understand problems such as Alzheimer’s disease, opioid abuse and learning disorders to train the next generation of scientists, doctors and inventors.
The Integrated Sciences Building is part of the university’s Gateway to a Distinctive Kent State, a $1-billion master plan to transform the Kent Campus and improve facilities over 10 years.