The University of Delaware's Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE-Lab) integrates teaching, learning and research, with the research providing curriculum content as students learn through their exploration of real-world problems.
The 194,000-square-foot facility, which was completed in 2013, was the first major laboratory facility built on campus in 20 years. The ISE-Lab engages UD students, stimulates excitement about science and engineering and addresses such critical issues as:
- The shortage of graduates in sciences and engineering in the United States
- Environmental sustainability, including the need for alternative sources of energy
- The need for core state-of-the-art equipment for advanced research in science and technology at UD
ISE Lab facilities include classrooms, teaching laboratories and core research facilities for teams of researchers, and also brings together several UD centers and institutes: