3D Rending of outside view of the Advanced Engineering building.

Advanced Engineering Building

The new building will enable UNLV to meet skyrocketing enrollment demand in engineering and support a highly skilled workforce that is integral to Nevada’s economic future.

College of Engineering is Fastest Growing College at UNLV
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In-demand Nevada Occupations Tied to Engineering Fields
Increase in Undergraduate Enrollment Since 2009

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The College of Engineering has grown tremendously over the past 10 years and our current space is inadequate to admit more students to the program, or hire additional faculty. Meanwhile, jobs in STEM also continue to grow, both nationally and locally.

The new three-story, 52,000 sq. ft. Advanced Engineering Building (AEB), featuring classrooms, research labs, a Maker Space and more, will help close the gap between UNLV and other comparable engineering colleges when it comes to space, and make UNLV a competitive choice for top students and researchers.

Critical to Our Mission – And to Nevada

Nevada’s future hinges on our ability to attract new industry--particularly those grounded in science and engineering. To achieve this, we must create the infrastructure to educate the engineers of tomorrow and provide research space that enables the forward-thinking progress of corporate partners. The new Advanced Engineering Building will motivate greater enrollment and graduates. It will facilitate critical research and foster innovation. And it will pave the way for the vision we all share for Nevada’s future of a robust tech-driven diversified economy.

Support for the Advanced Engineering Building

The Advanced Engineering Building is being supported by generous individuals and donor companies, in addition to the state and UNLV. In spring 2021 the Nevada State Legislature approved $36.8 million (50% of the total current cost) in funding for the building, with matching funds from UNLV. To date, private support has generated more than $10 million in commitments to supplement university funding, enhance facilities, and reduce the carrying debt load. The College continues to fundraise for this important project. If you would like to contribute to the project, please contact Jack Aylor at jack.aylor@unlv.edu.

Thank You To Our Contributors

The College of Engineering is grateful for the incredible support from all of our Advanced Engineering Building donors, including: Fred and Harriet Cox, Engelstad Foundation, Gene Haas Foundation, NV Energy Foundation, Buck and Aurora Wong, Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative (AGEM, GLI), JT4, Teresa C. Zalcman, Southwest Gas Foundation, Steve and Susan Philpott, and all of those who have given to this important effort.

Representatives from JT4 and UNLV pose for AEB Groundbreaking photo
Mar. 18, 2022
  MakerSpace classroom will be named in company’s honor UNLV and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering are committed to building the research infrastructure needed to train the workforce that is key to not only a STEM-driven economy, but also to the nation’s security. Defense contractors like JT4, LLC employ hundreds of engineers and computer scientists who work every day…
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Jan. 25, 2022
  Donation Honors Her Mother, Tran Thi Oanh  Teresa Zalcman, a friend of UNLV Engineering and University programs, has taken the opportunity to recognize the memory of her mother with a donation to the College of Engineering's Advanced Engineering Building. Although Zalcman's mother may not have had a degree in the discipline, according to her daughter, she…
Rendering of Makerspace
Nov. 3, 2021
Premier makerspace to be named the Gene Haas Collaboratorium after Foundation founder The Gene Haas Foundation has committed $1 million to UNLV to support the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering’s Advanced Engineering Building (AEB). The new building will enable UNLV to meet skyrocketing enrollment demands in engineering and support a highly skilled workforce, integral to Nevada’s…
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Mar. 11, 2020
  Latest gift is one in a long history of support to the University and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Nevada utility company, NV Energy, has generously committed $1 million to help fund the new Howard R. Hughes Advanced Engineering Building. The Company’s donation is part of a long trajectory of dedicated efforts supporting engineering enterprise and technological…
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Jul. 1, 2019
Support will fund the 'Southwest Gas Emerging Technologies Laboratory' Southwest Gas has generously donated $250,000 to fund the Advanced Engineering Studies Building. This contribution is an extension of the company's dedicated efforts to support the next generation of driven engineers. Funds will be used to build out the ‘Southwest Gas Emerging Technologies Laboratory…
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Jun. 24, 2019
Gift is first contribution from AGEM and GLI's new "Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative" The College of Engineering is honored to be the first gift recipient of the AGEM and GLI new "Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative," a multi-year effort aimed at identifying worthy causes that will utilize direct contributions to flourish over the longer term and provide a variety of…
Jan. 24, 2018
  On October 9, 2017, the UNLV Foundation inducted Aurora and Buck Wong into the Palladium Society for their outstanding contributions to UNLV at the 2017 Annual Foundation Dinner. The couple’s support of engineering includes a $1 million donation towards the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering’s Advanced Engineering Studies Building. They were also recognized for their commitment to…