William N. Pennington Engineering Building

The William N. Pennington Engineering Building

Our new 100,000-square-foot engineering building will facilitate innovation in all five College of Engineering departments.

William N. Pennington Engineering Building Facts

100,000 SQUARE FEET

40 LABORATORIES

LARGE-SCALE COMPUTER LABORATORY

200-SEAT CLASSROOM

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.

line drawing of William N. Pennington Engineering Building

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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.

rendering of the William N Pennington Engineering Building viewed from the West

rendering of the William N Pennington Engineering Building viewed from the east

College of Engineering Facts

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

President Marc Johnson

“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.”