North Central College to host dedication for new Center for Health Sciences & Engineering

Kelly Murphy

Sep 30, 2021

North Central College will host a building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Center for Health Sciences & Engineering, located at 160 E. Chicago Ave, just east of Downtown Naperville. Members of the community will get the chance to experience the building’s thoughtful design and inviting finishes—along with state-of-the-art technologies—that make it an exciting addition to campus. The address of 160 was selected to commemorate the 160th year since the College’s founding.

Tour highlights will showcase:

  • The Skills Lab with three-dimensional Anatomage tables that serve as virtual cadavers and allow students to perform traditional dissections using the virtual images of four patients.
  • Handheld Clarius Ultrasound devices that connect via Bluetooth to personal cell phones and iPads and increase timely access to critical care. Only a few medical schools across the country use this technology, placing North Central College at the forefront of health science education.
  • Simulation rooms, including a hospital room, labor and delivery room, trauma room and a patient exam room. Instructors can observe students from behind one-way mirrors and use computer controls to alter the condition and response of high- and low-fidelity mannequins that serve as patients.
  • The Manufacturing Process Lab for the College’s engineering programs, where students have access to high-precision lasers that can cut metal and non-metals; a 3D printer with a 4-foot by 8-foot build surface; two computerized numerical control (CNC) milling machines; a CNC lathe; and a 3-ton bridge crane.

For a preview of your tour, check out this photo gallery of the Center and its features.

WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 5:30 p.m.

WHO:  North Central College welcomes members of the community to visit its new state-of-the-art Center for Health Sciences & Engineering. President Troy D. Hammond, Marci J. Swede, dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences, and Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will make remarks during the dedication ceremony.

WHERE: North Central College 
Center for Health Sciences & Engineering

160 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540