Construction began on the Dunklau Center for Science, Math and Business in spring, 2018. In appreciation for the lead gift by The Rupert Dunklau Foundation, the facility is named after the Rupert Dunklau family of Fremont, Nebraska. This new state of the art academic facility will open in two phases: the science wing in August 2019 and the business, math and computer science wing in December 2019.
The Dunklau Center will feature 58,000 square feet of new construction and 28,000 square feet of renovated space, for a combined total of 86,000 square feet. Situated east of the Music Building, this $25 million project will be entirely funded by generous supporters of the university.
Facilitating Interactions and Relationships
Designed to facilitate interactions among students and faculty, the Dunklau Center includes eleven classrooms and two lecture halls, all equipped with modern technology and flexibility needed for innovative learning environments.
Exploring God's World
The Dunklau Center includes laboratory spaces for hands on, real world interactive learning for students:
- Four biology lab spaces (Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, Agriculture/Ecology, Gross Anatomy)
- Three chemistry labs (two General Chemistry, one Organic Chemistry)
- Two physics labs (Mechanics, Optics & Electronics)
- Two computer science labs (one Computer Circuitry, one Networking)
In addition, the Dunklau Center provides student research spaces for longer-term, advanced projects:
- Three biology research labs
- One chemistry research lab
- One physics research lab
Innovation and Collaboration
The Dunklau Center includes collaborative spaces for students and faculty to work together in flexible, adaptable environments. A nearly 1,000 square foot "Co-Lab" extending above the campus quad will be prominent, providing space for large and small group student projects and study, classes, programs and meetings.
Faculty offices, two conference rooms and an entirely new area for computing services will be included in the completed complex.