The S-lab is for students interested in developing technology-based innovations in the areas of sustainability, green tech, agricultural tech, food tech, and biotech. The facility consists of a wet lab on the top floor and roof of Thimann and greenhouses at the Arboretum.
The OpenLab is a facility for students interested in developing collaborative projects across the Arts and Sciences focused on creative and cultural innovation. Sharing facilities with the Baskin Visual Arts Department, students have access to five maker spaces: a wood shop, a metal shop, a state-of-the-art foundry, a studio space, and a digital design lab (the Hive).
The Community Media and Mapping Lab is for students interested in developing digital information tools to promote social enterprise. Facilities consist of tech lab space in the Everett Program housed in Social Sciences II.
The VizLab facilitates student engagement in Digital Humanities through the use of visual technologies. The space includes a large-scale visualization wall, Virtual Reality hardware, and advanced graphics software options. In this space, students can develop content and tools to virtually interact with the world, promote cultural and historical sustainability, and change the way we see space. Students will also be able to check out hardware necessary for creating visual content including 360 cameras, GoPros, and other media capture devices. This lab is housed in the Digital Scholarship Commons in McHenry Library and supported by the University Library and Institute for Humanities Research.