The Design Studio

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The Mechanical Engineering Department is proud to announce the opening of The Design Studio, a unique learning environment for our students that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and hands-on learning.

The Design Studio is a 3,500 square foot “hacker-space” on the first floor of Spencer Laboratory that includes space for group projects, computer-aided design, prototyping, and design validation. It is a community space that is open 24-7 for mechanical engineering students and their collaborators.

Like any good “hacker-space,” the Design Studio is constantly evolving based on the needs of our community of young inventors. Current renovation projects include the redesign of “The Hive” (collaboration room), acquisition of new Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) equipment, and creation of a mechanical testing core facility within The Studio.

Video montage by Sarah Minnich.

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