The UAB Science and Engineering Complex represents a significant investment not only in our students’ future and the future of this university, but in the future world-changing research that will define our technology, communication platforms, food and water sources, geopolitics, healthcare, the global economy, and the sustainability of our planet.

The generosity of alumni and friends is an integral part of our continued success. We invite you to partner with us. There are a number of naming opportunities within the new Science and Engineering Complex Phase I to recognize or pay tribute to individuals or companies. By investing in facilities that support our community and our growing student body, we ensure its continued growth and strength.

Available Naming Opportunities

  • The Science and Engineering Complex – Phase I
  • Departmental Suites for the Department of Biology and Department of Physics
  • Collaboration and Seminar Rooms
  • Research Laboratories (Biology and Physics)
  • Teaching Laboratories (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)
  • Entry Lobby
  • Chair’s Offices, Student Offices, Faculty & Staff Offices
  • Outdoor Plaza

For additional information on giving opportunities, contact Camille Epps, Sr. Director of Development, at (205) 996-2154 or camilleepps@uab.edu.


  • When I was in high school, I fell in love with physics. It was the first thing that challenged me academically. I love studying things that you can’t see, and physics is really mysterious. The more answers you find, the more questions there are. Now I love working with magnets and lasers to study materials under extreme conditions.

    — Ashlyn Burch
    U.S. Department of Energy Science Graduate Student Research award winner

  • Without the research experiences I had in the lab, winning the Goldwater Scholarship would not have been possible. I received mentorship and advice that gave me confidence moving forward.

    — Gunnar Eastep
    '19, Goldwater Scholarship recipient, Fulbright Fellowship recipient, and DAAD Graduate Research Fellowship recipient

  • I have felt highly supported by the biology faculty the entire time I have been a postdoc. They have provided me help with specific research questions as well as providing opportunities for me to teach within the department. I was treated as a colleague, which really helped me feel I can transition easily myself into a faculty position. I believe that I would not have been as successful at other institutions, and I am not sure I would have been able to achieve the K99/R00 grant without the large departmental support I received.

    — Jessica Hoffman
    Postdoctoral researcher and recipient of the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging