Written By Maxwell Ruckstuhl | Technical Editor | SQ Online (2014-15)
Photo by Justine Liang | UTS Features Design Editor | SQ Online (2014-15)
On October 21, UC San Diego staff, faculty and students gathered for the official opening of the new York Hall labs. Over the past year and a half, 6.5 million dollars have gone toward a renovation project that involved expanding lab space within each room and installing lab benches that are accessible to disabled students. Vice Chancellor Suresh Subramani as well as Dean of Biology William McGinnis and Associate Dean of Education Gabriele Wienhausen spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony. They remarked that the biological sciences are experimental in nature and that students must perform lab work to truly call themselves scientists. Vice Chancellor Subramani also emphasized UCSD’s commitment to its students and their education. Upcoming courses that will use the new lab spaces include Recombinant DNA Techniques and Biochemical Techniques, so get ready to perform experiments in the new and improved York Hall labs!