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

Chad Wiles

“Our firm is not shy about discussing the quality of the students enrolled at and graduating from UNK, particularly those graduating from the construction management program. The UNK students we have hired show up on top of their game, chock-full of the knowledge, creativity and skills necessary to help them excel on dynamic commercial projects. We attribute these observations to the programming and the internship UNK requires for graduation.”

Chad Wiles

Vice President
Hausmann Construction

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