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The first floor of the research wing houses a specialized research laboratory space. Tthe building's showplace lobby, instructional wing, problem- based learning classroom, associated labs and prep rooms are also on this floor.

Floor Two

The second floor houses a mixture of classrooms, instructional labs, group study rooms, research space, offices and a synthesis lab for chemical research.

Floor Three

The third floor of the research wing is dedicated to energy research, with labs, offices and a large graduate student work area. In the instructional wing, this floor l houses group study rooms, traditional classrooms and one problem-based learning classroom, associated labs and prep rooms.

Floor Four

The fourth floor of the research wing is dedicated to environmental research, with labs, offices and a large graduate student work area. In the instructional wing, this floor houses one problem-based learning classroom, associated labs and prep rooms.


The grounds include an environmentally engineered courtyard and rain garden.


This 194,000 square foot facility will be a hub of teaching and research on campus.

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Second Floor Areas
Room Number Wing Recognition Space Gift Amount
n/an/aWalkway between Research and Teaching Wings 
200BTeachingBalcony - open to 1st floor common area 100,000
205Teaching40 seat general purpose classrooms200,000
212TeachingLearning suite lab125,000
215TeachingLearning suite PBL classroom200,000
217TeachingLearning suite lab125,000
222TeachingPBL classroom200,000
251ResearchSynthesis laboratory500,000
250AResearchDirector Office35,000
250AAResearchAssistant Office25,000
250BBResearchAssistant Office25,000
250CCResearchAssistant Office25,000
Suite Rooms 250A-Y, 250 AA-DDResearchInstitutes Office Suite500,000
250DResearchAssoc Director Office25,000
250DDResearchAssistant Office25,000
250EResearchAssistant Office25,000
250FResearchAssoc Director Office25,000
250GResearchDirector Office50,000
250MResearchDirector Office35,000
250NResearchCopy Room 
250PResearchAssoc Director Office25,000
250RResearchAssistant Office25,000
250SResearchAssoc Director Office25,000
250TResearchBuilding Manager Office25,000
250UResearchDirector Office35,000
Room Number Wing Named Spcace Named by
201TeachingGroup Study Room (smaller size)Raymond L. Sokola '76 and Mary Ann Eaton Sokola '76
202Teaching40 seat general purpose classroomsJames B. Foulk '59 and Nancy Woodward Foulk '60
207Teaching40 seat general purpose classroomsRobert M. '85 and Rabbit Tullman
209TeachingGroup Study Room (larger size) Mr. Merritt C. Kirk, Jr. ('60/EG) and Mrs. Alberta B. Kirk (FR)
212, 215, 217TeachingInstructional laboratory suiteKirshan and Krishna Khanna
216Teaching"Informal Gathering" or Problem Based Learning (PBL) Collaboration/ Conference areaBruce C. '89 PhD and Terri A. Robertson
250XResearchInstitute conference roomRobert L. Pritchett '61
250YResearchInstitute conference roomMichael J. Chajes and Elizabeth A. Chajes

Second Floor

Instructional Space

UD is known internationally as a leader in problem-based, hands-on learning. The second floor includes one problem-based learning classroom and two instructional labs. With classrooms and instructional laboratories side-by-side in the building, students move freely back and forth between both, avoiding the disconnect between lecture content and lab work that can occur in more traditional settings.

The three general instruction classrooms on this floor, each accommodating 40 students, will be ideal settings for interdisciplinary classes that do not require laboratory space. They include the latest in educational technology and mobile furniture allowing for flexibility of seating arrangements to suit group or individual work.

Research Space

This floor houses a shared 2,940-square-foot synthesis suite. Faculty from various disciplines populate the floor's research labs and offices. The leaders of the three research centers housed in ISE Lab also have offices on this floor: the Delaware Environmental Institute, the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation and the University of Delaware Energy Institute.

In addition, one large, open lab space accommodates three research teams from three different departments. This proximity allows for improved interdisciplinary exploration.

Community Space

Two group study rooms (one smaller, one larger) allow students to learn together, prepare for tests, work on joint assignments and generate new ideas in a comfortable environment.

For information about naming opportunities in ISE Lab, contact Beth Brand, Associate Vice President of University Development, at 302-831-2104 or

Gift Announcements

Bob Gore gift announced

The University of Delaware has received a $10 million commitment from alumnus and Delaware entrepreneur Bob Gore. Read More

DuPont gives $5 million for ISE Lab

The University of Delaware has received a $5 million gift from DuPont to support the construction of the 199,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) on the University’s Newark campus. Read More