Tours

The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College

Sunday, April 3rd;
Check-in at the tour desk in the hotel lobby at 12:45pm; Departs hotel promptly at 1:00pm; Returns to hotel by 4:00pm

The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society will be the centerpiece of a new 150,000 square-foot science facility and will represent the largest single investment in the sciences at Boston College. The new facility will feature office and laboratory space for researchers, including engineering faculty, and teaching laboratories that will include computer science robotics and data visualization space. Maker spaces will give students hands-on experiences in prototyping research, a clean room, and a collaboration commons. The building will include space for BC’s Computer Science Department and Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as classrooms for its core courses, all of which will foster faculty and student cooperation across departments and schools and strengthen teaching and research in the sciences.

MIT.nano

Wednesday, April 6th
Check-in at the tour desk in the hotel lobby at 8:15am; Departs hotel promptly at 8:30am, Bus continues on to drop at airport terminals by noon; Returns to hotel by 12:30 pm.

MIT.nano, one of the largest commitments to research in MIT’s history, is home to a cluster of world-class laboratories, including class 100 and 1,000 cleanrooms, imaging suites, nano-makerspace, and chemistry teaching laboratories. The 216,000-sf LEED Platinum Certified building enables and enhances the work of dozens of academic groups from various disciplines. Through its central location on campus, the facility is a natural convening place for interdisciplinary research. The core imaging facility contains some of the most precise microscopes that require very low vibration, acoustic and electromagnetic interference. At MIT.nano, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and physicists work alongside—and collaborate with—biologists, materials scientists, chemists, software engineers, artists, and others.