Acting executive director Patrick Phillips releases letter on updates to Knight Campus

Acting Executive Director of the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, Patrick Phillips released an update about the Knight Campus via the new site for the campus, Accelerate.

In his letter, Phillips illuminated on many of the recent developments for the Knight Campus, including that the Oregon State Legislature approved the first $50 million phase in the school’s request for $110 million in bonds and the hiring of the new executive director Robert Guldberg, a medical engineer from Georgia Tech since 1996.

They’ve also made progress in the educational programs, including their professional development programs.

“[…] our professional development programs have begun to take shape under the direction of Professor Jim Hutchison, Director of Educational Programs for the Knight Campus,” Phillips wrote. “This fall we launched two new programs in cooperation with faculty from the School of Journalism and Communication and the Lundquist College of Business.”

The Knight Campus has made progress on their internship programs, called Knight Campus Internship Program (KCIP), which intend to “train scientists in an accelerated academic format and provide opportunities for the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in an industrial environment.”

The design of the building will feature training laboratories and classrooms specifically designed for graduate studies, which will be in use when the building is completed in 2020.

The construction for the new campus has started, along with building relationships between sister universities like OHSU and OSU.

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Erin Carey is a Senior Reporter, majoring in Journalism and minoring in Comparative Literature. She loves coffee, hockey and telling visitors at the Oregon Zoo random facts about the animals.