Using the Innovation Lab

Below, you will find  a few examples of how some faculty members have advantageously made use of the Lab to supplement the materials covered in their existing classes.

Instrument Making

A Music course leveraged the Innovation Lab to teach principles of instrument acoustics by having students build instruments and experiment with materials, shape, sound hole placement, etc.

Students built original instruments and experimented with reproducing existing instruments like kalimbas.

20190430_192758_edited
20190430_192758_edited

press to zoom
IMG_7102.JPG
IMG_7102.JPG

press to zoom
Kalimba
Kalimba

press to zoom
20190430_192758_edited
20190430_192758_edited

press to zoom
1/9
IMG_0179
IMG_0179

press to zoom
IMG_0191
IMG_0191

press to zoom
IMG_3792
IMG_3792

press to zoom
IMG_0179
IMG_0179

press to zoom
1/4

Visualizing 3D Surfaces

The Math department has used the Innovation Lab to fabricate difficult to visualize 3D surfaces.  This materialization of 3D surfaces is an aid to understanding.

Free Ideation / Problem Solving

The Innovation Lab, through a series of classroom visits, led a group of Anthropology students through a series of rapid-ideation, free-thinking exercises targeting solutions to difficult societal and global challenges including water-recourse shortages, food insecurity and pollution.

Such exercises aim to push students beyond conventional thinking and to explore what might be possible when traditional approaches are set aside.

IMG_3370_edited
IMG_3370_edited

press to zoom
IMG_3408_edited
IMG_3408_edited

press to zoom
IMG_3366_edited
IMG_3366_edited

press to zoom
IMG_3370_edited
IMG_3370_edited

press to zoom
1/11
IMG_1172
IMG_1172

Describe your image

press to zoom
IMG_1172
IMG_1172

Describe your image

press to zoom
1/1

Robotics

A CS course in Robotics leveraged the Innovation Lab and tasked students with building a self-parking car.

AVC Classes

The Department of Art and Visual Culture (AVC) conducts two courses in the Innovation Lab.​

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/1