Inspired spaces

You will have access to top-notch labs and advanced instrumentation.

S + E with style

Students who are looking to go into STEM will find Union’s Integrated Science and Engineering Complex one of the most inspiring undergraduate science facilities in the United States. The largest and most ambitious project in Union’s history, this $100 million complex was completed in 2020.

A key feature of the building is the striking glass-walled Ainlay Hall. It’s home to a 1.1-MV tandem pelletron accelerator, 400-MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, micro CT scanner and other sophisticated instrumentation for student use, as well as a thermal science and fluid mechanics lab.

In addition, electrical engineering research will be enhanced in laboratories dedicated to real-time power grid analysis, and students working on communications systems will enjoy a wide range of opportunities to explore the electromagnetic spectrum.

From top to bottom, the classrooms, labs, corridors and shared public spaces are buzzing with activity as students and faculty across disciplines collaborate, innovate and exchange ideas about the future.

More S+E power: Thanks to a brand new $51 million alumni gift, the College will transform engineering and the liberal arts with the creation of the Templeton Institute for Engineering and Computer Science.

Union Observatory

Union Observatory

The CRoCHET lab

The CRoCHET lab

Makerspace STEM

3-D printing in one of the Makerspaces

No matter what your STEM field, our campus environment is designed to spark your passion for exploration, discovery and reasoning in scientific and technical fields – and empower success in your future studies and career. Here’s a look at some of the exciting ways you can delve into the STEM disciplines at Union.

VIEW the planets and gain a galaxy of knowledge by using the Union Observatory, which features a 20-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope with SBIG CCD camera and a 7.5-foot radio telescope for research projects in observational and radio astronomy.

DO cutting-edge work in tissue culture and molecular biology suites.

WORK with robots in the CRoCHET lab, and leverage a state-of-the-art motion capture system.

EXPLORE sustainable building design and renewable energy systems in the Energy and Environmental Engineering Suite. Design, set up and monitor prototypes in the Rooftop Energy Research Lab.

UNDERSTAND how the brain works, with studies in everything from neuroethology to the intricacies of cognitive processing, in the Center for Neuroscience.

FABRICATE and tinker in our Makerspaces, interdisciplinary labs that support maker activities using digital and analog tools, including virtual reality technology, 3D printers and scanners, a laser cutter, CNC router, soldering kits and more.

LEARN about how to acquire, analyze, interpret and visualize data in our Center for Data Analytics.

STUDY the peptoid-mediated assembly of nanoparticles at fluid interfaces using the Langmuir trough.