Back to Top
Top Nav Content Site Footer

iNSPIRED to learn

June 06, 2016

"The world desperately needs leadership in science, engineering and mathematics."

That's what College of Engineering & Science Dean Gary Kuleck said when construction of the iNSPIRE Laboratory began in the Chemistry Building late last year.  It is a major upgrade of University lab facilities and will be used by all students.


The lab's name is an acronym for Innovative Space for Research and Exploration; it opened in March.  Its design makes it a space for collaboration and strengthening bonds between students and their instructors.

The project is funded, in part, by the $21-million ReBUILDetroit grant from the National Institutes of Health, awarded to a consortium of three Detroit schools, led by Detroit Mercy.  Other funding has come from alumni who have donated more than $900,000 for the lab.

See photographs of the construction.

If you're interested in donating to this project, contact Dennis Carlesso '90, '97, director of Development for the College of Engineering & Science at

Back to Top