Tulane University School of Science and Engineering
|Dean||Nicholas J. Altiero, PhD|
|Location||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering (SSE) offers degrees in biological chemistry, biomedical engineering, cell and molecular biology, chemical and biomolecular engineering, chemistry, earth and environmental science, ecology and evolutionary biology, environmental biology, environmental geoscience, geology, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, psychology, and statistics. In addition, a minor is offered in engineering science. The school was established in the fall of 2005 as part of the Tulane Renewal Plan, when the Faculty of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering were reorganized into two schools: the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Science and Engineering.
A ten-building complex on Tulane University's Uptown New Orleans campus includes the Lindy Claiborne Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology, the Merryl and Sam Israel Jr. Environmental Sciences Building, Pervical Stern Hall, Stanley O. Thomas Hall, Alcee Fortier Hall, Walter E. Blessey Hall, the Francis M. Taylor Laboratories, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Services, and the Engineering Shops. Also, some space located in the J. Bennett Johnston Health and Environmental Research Building in Downtown New Orleans, the Reily Student Recreation Center, and at University Square. The Reily Center houses the Center for Anatomical and Movement Sciences (CAMS), as well as the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine (TISM).
Planned campus improvements
In late November 2008, the university announced that donors are funding the elimination of the street that runs through the middle of campus, as to transform the core of campus "into a vibrant, pedestrian environment." The street was to be replaced with a crushed-granite surface adorned with Japanese magnolias and irises. The McAlister Place project was completed in January 2010. Coincidentally, in late November 2008 the City of New Orleans announced plans to add bicycle lanes to the St. Charles Avenue corridor that runs in front of campus. In addition, improvements including bicycle lanes were performed on nearby Carrollton Avenue.