University of North Dakota Constructs Collaborative Energy Center

Published 9-30-2015

The University of North Dakota is building the $15.5 million Collaborative Energy Center in Grand Forks. Ground was broken in July of 2015 on the 37,000-sf facility, which will serve as a headquarters for all energy-related programs within the College of Engineering & Mines, including the Institute for Energy Studies. Providing advanced laboratories and multipurpose teaching venues, the project will support interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation among students, faculty, and industry partners. The center will feature a high bay lab with a vertical height of 40 feet and a two-ton bridge crane. Several laboratories created in partnership with Hess Corporation will be located in the facility, including the Innovation Lab, the Visualization and Reservoir Simulation Lab, and the Drilling Simulation Lab. The center will form a bridge between Upson Hall I, Upson Hall II, Harrington Hall, and the Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library to create a dynamic engineering complex.