Friday, February 24, 2017

Anderson Innovation Labs open house and tours are Thursday, March 2

See how you can turn your ideas into reality at three new on-campus innovation labs. An upcoming open house includes tours of the labs that add about 10,000 square feet of student hands-on learning space and state-of-the-art equipment for classes, student groups, and entrepreneurs.
Turn your ideas into reality!

The college recently opened three new on-campus innovation labs that add about 10,000 square feet of student hands-on learning space and state-of-the-art equipment for classes, student groups, and entrepreneurs. Two of the Anderson Student Innovation Labs are located in the Mechanical Engineering Building and one is in the Civil Engineering Building. See the labs and learn more about how you can use the space and equipment.

Anderson Innovation Labs Open House and Tours
Thursday, March 2, 2017
4-6 p.m.
Anderson Student Innovation Labs - Design Lab
Mechanical Engineering, Room 2134 

Continuous tours will begin from the Design Lab and will include all three labs.

About the Clifford I. and Nancy C. Anderson Student Innovation Labs

With a generous donation from the Andersons, the College of Science and Engineering has added more hands-on learning space for students. Two labs are new and one is a major upgrade.

The largest of the new innovation labs, called the Design Lab, is about 5,000 square feet in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2134 and was designed primarily for prototyping. This space includes four laser cutters where students can cut wood, plastic and cardboard into all kinds of shapes. It also includes 20 3D printers, making it the largest 3D printing facility on campus. The space also includes large work benches, computer lab space, a tool lending library, and large assembly areas for mechanical and electrical projects.

The second space, called the Student Machine Shop, is about 2,000 square feet in Mechanical Engineering, Room 176. It upgrades a traditional machine shop with top-of-the line equipment. In addition to a full complement of metalworking mills, lathes, and band saws, the college purchased two computer-controlled milling machines, a computer-controlled lathe, and a waterjet cutter.

The third innovation lab, called the Student Shop, is nearly 3,000 square feet in the Civil Engineering Building, Room 335. It includes additional 3D printers, a 3D scanner for digitizing objects, a materials testing load frame, welding facilities, and a comprehensive collection of woodworking tools.

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