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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 recovery.

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 $9.4 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.

Our Latest Contributions

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The Gene Haas Foundation's $1 million gift will support the creation of a collaborative makerspace in the new Advanced Engineering Building.
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...
(From left) Angel Williams, NV Energy Community Relations Manager and Doug Cannon, NV Energy President and CEO, present a $1 million check to UNLV President Marta Meana and College of Engineering Dean Rama Venkat for the University's new Advanced Engineering Building.
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...
Top (from left): Kim Nyoni, Associate Vice President for Development, UNLV Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement; Justin Brown, Senior Vice-President/General Counsel, Southwest Gas Bottom (from left): Jerry Schmitz, Vice President/Engineering, Southwest Gas; Tony Hills, Director/Gas Operations, Southwest Gas; Karen Haller, Executive Vice President/Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary, Southwest Gas; Rama Venkat, Dean, UNLV College of Engineering.
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...
AGEM Executive Director, Marcus Prater with Dean Rama Venkat and GLI President, James R. Maida. (Left to right)
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...
UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Greg Lee (far left), Aurora and Buck Wong, along with UNLV President Len Jessup (far right).
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...