The Tower at STAR

Bringing prevention and wellness to life: The sky is the limit!


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Living wall installed in Tower at STAR

This week has been full of exciting reveals on the STAR Campus as some of the final construction projects inside the Tower at STAR are nearing completion. One of the most striking is the living wall inside the Tower atrium, where more than 5,000 plants are being...

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The Sky is the Limit

While University of Delaware students immersed themselves in internships, traveled, worked and enjoyed their summer break, UD stayed busy on the latest installment of its expansion on the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.  After 18 months of...

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The Tower at STAR is designed to foster spontaneous ideas and innovations and this can be equated to a theory referred to as the butterfly effect, which states that the smallest change or interaction in one location can prompt dramatic change in another. The design for the Tower at STAR reflects this by taking on the abstract form of a butterfly emerging from a base. This imagery will stand over the STAR Campus as an iconic reminder of the change and innovation that interactions on the campus strive to create.

The Tower at STAR is uniquely designed to enhance interdisciplinary and translational research. Interaction will occur on all floors through connecting “neighborhoods” designed with stairways and easy elevator access to encourage vertical integration. State-of-the-art shared core research and experiential space will allow our students to engage in novel learning experiences. Research development, patient-centered research and clinical services will be co-located to allow students, faculty and researchers to partner with businesses and the community to take on complex, real-world challenges and design innovative solutions. Join us in shaping the future of healthcare education, research and innovation. The sky is the limit!


Contact Dean Kathleen S. Matt for more information

(302) 831-8370 |