Recent renovations and new spaces

Murphy Engine Research Laboratory receives private and public support
Professor and student working on an engine

Investment in research laboratory will boost the energy efficiency of medium-duty delivery vehicles. New space brings the University to a new level. Read more about supporting the Murphy Engine Research Laboratory.

$2.5 million renovation of historic Tate Hall is completed
Outdoor photo of Tate Hall from Church Street

Major renovation on Tate Hall includes state-of-the-art research labs, classrooms, offices, and public space for stargazing. More then 5,000 students are served in this facility each semester. Read more about the Tate Hall renovation.

$10 million in private support will fund new robotics lab
Architectural drawing of people in the hallway near robotics labs

Renovation of Shepherd Lab will give a big boost to robotics research at the University of Minnesota. The space will improve and expand research for a wide range of robots, including ground, water, and aerial. Read more about the new robotics lab.

New Physics and Nanotechnology Building opens
Physics and Nanotechnology building

The building is the new home for faculty ranging from nanotechnology researchers studying the ultratiny to cosmologists probing the origins of the universe. Read more about the new Physics and Nanotechnology Building.

GORE-TEX inventor gives $10 million for Amundson Hall annex
Gore Annex

The 40,000-square-foot Gore annex includes several research and teaching laboratories to accommodate the increasing demand of students in chemical engineering and materials science. Read more about the new Gore annex in Amundson Hall.