Choose another area Floor One

The first floor of the research wing will house a specialized research laboratory space. In the instructional wing, the building's showplace lobby, along with one problem- based learning classroom, associated labs and prep rooms will be on this floor.

Floor Two

The second floor will house 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 will be dedicated to energy research, with labs, dedicated offices and a large graduate student work area. In the instructional wing, this floor will house 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 will be dedicated to environmental research, with labs, dedicated offices and a large graduate student work area. In the instructional wing, this floor will house one problem-based learning classroom, associated labs and prep rooms.

Grounds

The grounds include an environmentally engineered courtyard and rain garden.

Building

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

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Building Areas
Room Number Wing Recognition Item Gift Amount
N/AN/AFull naming rights25,000,000
N/AN/ALaboratory wing6,000,000
N/AN/APlaza (outside area of Commons)500,000
Room Number Wing Recognition Item Named by
N/AN/AStaircaseMr. David G. Schechter ('77/EG) and Mrs. Gail R. Schechter (FR)
N/ATeachingDuPont Science Learning LaboratoriesDu Pont Co.
N/AResearchResearch wing Robert W. '59 '10H and Jane Gore

Building

Two wings, shared focus

The building has two wings: a research wing and a teaching wing. But, don't let those names fool you; teaching and research will happen in both areas. The research wing will house three of UD's distinguished research centers: the University of Delaware Energy Institute, the Delaware Environmental Institute, and the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation. Faculty members, staff members and graduate students with ties to these institutes will have office space and laboratories on the top three floors.

Researchers from across campus and local companies will have access to state-of-the-art core, or shared, facilities on the first floor, including:

  • an imaging and microscopy suite
  • 10,000-square-foot nanoprocessing clean room
  • synthesis lab for chemical research
  • advanced materials characterization lab

The teaching wing features eight problem-based learning instructional labs and twelve general purpose classrooms. ISE Lab is built for exploratory learning. Classes held inside will move beyond the traditional lecture format. Students will be challenged to use their knowledge in solving real world problems.

Collaboration will permeate ISE Lab. The building was designed to foster community, with group study rooms, a large lobby area featuring ample seating and space for public gatherings. Students from every major are invited to spend time inside.

News Updates

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 197,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) on the University’s Newark campus. Read More

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