College of LAS « Illinois

NHB Naming Opportunities: School of Integrative Biology

Opportunities exist to name an entire floor in the Natural History Building.

1st Floor: $3 million | 2nd Floor: $5 million | 3rd Floor: $4 million | 4th Floor: $2 million

$1,000,000

  • Integrative Biology Honors Suite:

    Large integrated space dedicated to 60 honors students. To maximize student interaction, this space includes a community and study room. The suite incorporates a wet lab for molecular/cellular biology and physiology courses, a dry lab for ecology and evolution courses, and equipment and preparatory rooms. Students will have state-of the-art equipment and continual access to work on independent projects and interact with their honors peers.

$750,000

  • Large Flexible Classroom:

    Designed for active learning, group/collaborative learning, and project-based learning, this modular classroom will be used by a wide range of integrative biology classes with up to 90 students. The furnishings are designed to accommodate both traditional teaching styles and modern collaborative-learning teaching styles with heavy technology use and visualization of work to share. This space can be separated into two 60- and 30-student classrooms. (2,000 students per year)

  • Large Lecture Hall: This large lecture hall for 350 students will be used for classes from all colleges across the entire campus. Class assignments will be made at the campus level. This space will also be available for special events such as major invited guest lectures and film showings. (7,000 students per year)

$500,000

  • SIB Hub:

    The grand entrance serves as the community hub and large gathering area for the faculty, staff and students of the School of Integrative Biology. This spectacular space is adjacent to the advising center and the SIB learning center. It includes multiple seating clusters for interactions and study. It will be used for receptions, the annual fall picnic, post-SIB symposium receptions, a showcase for student work, and an information center for SIB events and opportunities.

  • Flexible SCALE-UP Classroom: This 45-student modular classroom is designed for active learning including group/collaborative learning and project-based learning. It will be used by most advanced integrative biology classes with heavy technology use and visualization/ sharing of work being generated. (900 students per year)

$250,000

  • Merit Classroom:

    This classroom will be dedicated to the development of “at risk” students with a goal of retaining them in STEM majors (science, technology, engineering, and math) via cooperative learning, problem solving, communication skills, study skills and confidence building. This classroom provides an avenue for acceptance into a research seminar with placement in a faculty lab. The goal is to get them into a lab early so they can identify with future goals of becoming a scientist while gaining a sense of community. (200 students per year)

  • Flexible Classroom:

    This 45-student modular classroom is designed for active learning including group/collaborative learning and project-based learning. It will be used by most advanced integrative biology classes with heavy technology use and visualization/ sharing of work being generated. (900 students per year)

  • Discussion Classroom:

    This classroom will be used for group discussions and collaborative learning for SIB’s Introductory Biology course required of all students intending to major in a biological science. (1,200 students per year)

$100,000

  • Advising Suite:

    This suite includes the reception and advising offices and the staff workrooms. It also includes a meeting area for individual conferences with an integrative biology advisor. It is the repository for information about opportunities beyond the classroom to build the resume.

  • Seminar/Conference Room:

    This conference room includes a large table and smaller interaction areas. There is space for up to 25 people and it will be used for PhD defenses, oral presentations, graduate seminars in fields including ecology, evolution, and genomics; advising workshops; and summer workshops for the training of high school teachers in latest biology and pedagogy. (300 students per year)

  • General Education Classroom:

    This classroom will be used for general education courses that meet the requirements for study in the life sciences. The discussion sections involve collaborative learning for developing future educated citizens needing an understanding of biology and science. (1,000 students per year)

  • Laboratories for SIB Majors (three opportunities at this level):

    These inquiry-based labs will teach concepts and also “how to do science” for SIB majors taking core laboratory courses in ecology, evolution, genetics, and anatomy/physiology. (800 students per year)

  • Laboratories for Non-Majors (two opportunities at this level):

    These labs will be for plant and animal biology courses and introductory biology courses for non-majors. Students from colleges including Applied Health Sciences and Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences subscribe to these courses. (800 students per year)

  • Learning Center:

    This independent study room features computers and course resources that students can use and check out. There are also three adjacent small study rooms for working on group projects. (2,000 students per year)

$50,000

  • Vertebrate Collections (two spaces included):

    These collections will be used for courses in vertebrate natural history, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, and ichthyology. (100 students per year)

  • Entomology Collections:

    These insect collections will be used in all entomology courses for majors, non-majors, and entomology graduate students.

  • Laboratories for Advanced Students (three opportunities at this level):
    • This lab will be for graduate students and SIB majors for the study of vertebrates in comparative anatomy, limnology (aquatic ecology), mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, and vertebrate natural history.(100 students per year)
    • Graduate students and SIB majors will use this lab for the study of plant, fungi, and insect courses—systematics and taxonomy, ecology, and integrated pest management. (100 students)
    • This lab will be geared toward graduate students and SIB majors focusing on animal behavior, insect physiology, and other lab courses with long-term projects. (50 students)

  • Computer Classroom:

    This dedicated classroom for graduate students and SIB majors is installed with computers that will be used for courses or labs centered on computer applications of bio-informatics, phylogenetic trees, statistics, and modeling. (700 students per year)