Innovation is embedded in Des Moines University’s DNA, and the building reflects this throughout its diverse, immersive, and technology-rich spaces.
The main food service environment for the campus where students gather to dine, recharge and collaborate is housed on the first floor, with direct access to the outdoor quadrangle. Additionally, campus amenity spaces including lockers, changing rooms, wellbeing rooms, and the campus bookstore make this a one-stop-shop for students.
An open flexible research space on the fourth floor features contemporary multi-functional research modules to fuel research efforts at DMU and to bring organization and consistency to the research enterprise. A secured central corridor provides access to the wet labs located at the perimeter of the floor. Bridging the corridor and wet lab spaces is a service bar with accessible shared equipment, specialty labs, storage and support spaces. Offices and/or graduate student “touch-down” spaces will allow for direct views into the labs for monitoring and safety.
These suites feature operating table stations designed for learners to master surgical skills. Students also learn proper washing and donning techniques using adjacent scrub sinks. Observation windows let instructors monitor the simulated scenarios and then provide feedback.
These diverse hybrid laboratories incorporate small-group learning configurations with experiential practice-based teaching methods. Learners can quickly move from problem-based learning at the perimeter of the room to hands-on techniques at its center. Capture technology will allow instructors to easily share content from the teaching station to monitors by each small group or at the center of the room.
These suites replicate real hospital settings where students gain interdisciplinary training that is critical to clinical program curricula and the competencies of future health care providers. Human-like medical mannequins mimic different medical conditions under the operation of staff in adjacent control rooms. Observation windows allow staff to view the suite and control scenarios as each unfolds.
A collection of active hybrid learning labs support the diverse curriculum while the immersive simulation floor allows students to practice a variety of skills in environments that reflect real-life settings. The top floor is a mix of state-of-the-art wet and dry academic and research lab environments.
Invest in new discoveries and engaged hands-on learning with a variety of naming opportunities in the Innovation Building.
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