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iNSPIRE Laboratory

The iNSPIRE Laboratory is a nearly 2,000 square foot, innovative and creative laboratory for ReBUILDetroit scholars on the University of Detroit Mercy campus.

The iNSPIRE Laboratory is funded by donors and the $21-million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) ReBUILDetroit program designed to increase diversity in biomedical research.

In addition to being a state-of-the-art facility where undergraduate students will learn and perform authentic research, it will be a hub for collaboration, and will become a place to build and strengthen relationships for ReBULDetroit scholars and their faculty mentors.

The lab’s name is an acronym for Innovative Space for Research and Exploration.


iNSPIRE Lab rendering

Flexible teaching lab

The lab, Chemistry Building room 2, will combine serve as a nexus for creative activity, mentee/mentor training and undergraduate research.

Highlights of the iNSPIRE lab include:

  • Flexible room design to accommodate individual or group work,
  • Multiple flat screen monitors,
  • Projection system and surfaces visible anywhere in the room,
  • Flat surfaces and furniture coated with IDEA paint to capture notes or ideas,
  • Laptops and tablets to support research,
  • WiFi and hardwired ports,
  • Facilites for wet lab space.

iNSPIRE Lab rendering

View from entrance to iNSPIRE Lab

iNSPIRE Lab rendering

iNSPIRE Lab floor plan

View photographs of the construction of the lab.

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