Discovery Hall

Located on UNK’s west campus, Discovery Hall is a 90,000-square-foot academic building that houses the construction management, industrial distribution, interior and product design, aviation, cyber systems, mathematics and statistics, physics, astronomy and engineering programs. 

The state-of-the-art STEM facility features cutting-edge technology, modern classrooms and interactive lab spaces that provide hands-on learning opportunities in real-world, on-the-job settings. The training students receive in Discovery Hall prepares them for the high-skill, high-wage jobs that are in high demand across the state and country.

An open floor plan promotes collaboration and innovation across different academic departments, creating an environment that allows students and faculty to share ideas and research that advance UNK’s mission and benefit the entire state. The layout also allows visitors to observe lab and classroom activities and provides plenty of inviting areas for students to relax or study between classes.

Discovery Hall opened in August 2020 as part of a $30 million project replacing the Otto C. Olsen industrial arts building.

Computer science students looking at code

Cyber Systems

Factory Equipment

Industrial Technology

Math equations on marker board

Mathematics and Statistics


Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering

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The Modern classroom and lab spaces inside the building are designed specifically for the hands-on, specialized training needed to fill the high-skill, high-wage STEM positions in demand across the state and country.

Testimonials and Updates

Amanda Slattery

“Being a student in the IPD program at UNK was a fantastic experience. The program itself is just the right size so that you as a student can develop close personal relationships with the staff and the students. The IPD program is like a family throughout your years at UNK and has brought me some of my closest friends. Transitioning from college to work was actually very easy for me as I was able to work throughout school in a position in my field with the company I now hold a position with. The relationship I was able to develop with my boss and coworkers while I worked completing school set me up for a very smooth transition."

Amanda Slattery

Interior Designer
Artistic Cabinetry

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