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On Aug. 27, 2009, Worcester Polytechnic Institute officially opened the George I. Alden Life Sciences and Bioengineering Educational Center following an $11.5 million renovation made possible by a major gift from the George I. Alden Trust, WPI's most generous donor. The gift supports WPI's goal of raising its undergraduate life sciences education to a world-class level and has enabled the university to transform a dated building into a dynamic, well-equipped learning center that promotes cross-disciplinary teaching. The Alden Center is designed to accommodate growing interest in the life sciences and related engineering programs at WPI – enrollment in these fields has increased by 86 percent over the past four years – and to prepare students for success in the rapidly expanding life sciences sector. More information on the Alden Center can be seen in this video.
Students and Faculty discuss the Alden Lab.
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