The Freshman Research Initiative (FRI), started in the College of Natural Science (CNS) ten years ago, and has become a natonal model for science educaton. This experience with FRI led the University of Texas at Austin to establish experiential learning as the central theme of undergraduate education in CNS. The program prepares the next generation of scientists and citizens, and promotes innovation and shapes the future of science.
BSA LifeStructures was hired to complete the second floor renovation which greatly expands the FRI capacity. Approximately half of the research lab space required major renovations including demolition, new casework, lighting, and rework/replacement of the mechanical, electrical and lab utilities. The remaining lab space required minor renovation including refurbishing of casework, paint, lighting and minor mechanical, electrical and plumbing work.