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DuPont gives $5 million to UD: University announces $5 million commitment from DuPont for laboratory

DuPont gives $5 million to UD: University announces $5 million commitment from DuPont for laboratory

The University of Delaware has received a $5 million gift from DuPont to support the construction of the 197,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE-Lab) on the University’s Newark campus.  In recognition of the company’s leadership support, an instructional wing of the new facility will be known as the “DuPont Science Learning Center.”

The gift is the latest chapter in a strong relationship between UD and DuPont that has spanned over a century and in which DuPont has supported academic, programmatic and capital building initiatives throughout the University.

DuPont was an important partner in the creation of the Delaware Technology Park and Delaware Biotechnology Institute in 2000, provided substantial support for the construction of Lammot du Pont Hall in 1993, and in 1988 DuPont helped fund renovations to Colburn Lab.  Additionally, DuPont has supported many faculty positions and student activities at UD over the years. 

“The history of DuPont and the history of the University of Delaware are inextricably linked,” said UD President Patrick Harker. “We’ve benefited from DuPont’s partnership and generosity for many, many years, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the company’s abiding dedication to UD, and to our mission of excellence in teaching and research.”

Multinational companies, like DuPont, recognize that the future of their organizations depends on the skills and preparedness of the next generation of science and engineering students.

Editor's Note: The ISE Lab is the future home of DENIN