William N. Pennington Engineering Building Facts
100,000 SQUARE FEET
LARGE-SCALE COMPUTER LABORATORY
150 GRAD WORKSTATIONS
CLASS 100 CLEANROOM
What is a Class 100 Cleanroom?
One of the key features of the building, the Class 100 Cleanroom reduces air contaminants from 500,000 parts per cubic foot down to 100 and allows for research in biosensing and nanotechnology that is not otherwise possible in the state of Nevada. It facilitates research in materials science and engineering, chemical, biomedical, and mechanical engineering.
The 100,000-square-foot William N. Pennington Engineering Building will include more than 40 laboratories, a Class 100 cleanroom, a large computer lab, a 200-student classroom, and 150 graduate work stations.
In the last decade....
UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT DOUBLED
Ph.D. ENROLLMENT INCREASED BY 41%
NUMBER OF FACULTY INCREASED BY 110%
THE COLLEGE AND ALL ITS GRADUTE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS ARE RANKED BY THE U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
“The William N. Pennington Engineering Building will further increase the University’s capacity to produce the graduates and R&D to keep our state’s economy growing. It will help enhance our College of Engineering at a time when growth is needed if we are to keep our state on a path of prosperity – when a skilled professional workforce is needed for the future of Nevada. A strong College of Engineering is at the center of so much of this work.”