Pictured left to right: Student Diana Slater, Bioengineering Professor Rashid Bashir, alumnus Eric Heinz, Bioengineering Interim Head Mike Insana, College of Engineering Interim Dean Tamer Başar, Provost Andreas Cangellaris, President Tim Killeen, Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dean King Li, William Everitt III (grandson of the building’s namesake), Bioengineering External Advisory Board Member Archelle Georgiou, Bioengineering Emeritus Professor Bruce Wheeler (founding department head), and Student Madhuri Krishna Murthy Ratnakumar.
Following a two-year, $55 million renovation, historic Everitt Lab reopened in the summer of 2018 as the new home of the Bioengineering Department, which hosted a campus-wide celebration on September 21st.
At the conclusion of the celebration, the event speakers and other dignitaries participated in an alternative ribbon cutting, where, through the magic of augmented reality, proteins unlocked the instructional codes within the banner’s DNA strand, bringing forth new life represented by a beating heart.
Instructions for 3DVM DNA Experience:
1. After starting the 3DVM app and accepting the End User License agreement, the camera will open on your device. Point the camera at the DNA banner (be sure to include the ball and stick model).
2. Tap the screen on your device to see the enzymes appear.
3. Tap the screen again to see the beating heart appear (be sure the volume is up on your device if you want to hear it beat)