Collab Lab

Have an idea?  Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to utilize the Collab Lab!

The Collab Lab is a hands-on, creative space for students, faculty, staff and community members to engage in collaborative work. Its goal is to support teams of innovators working together to conceive, create, develop and refine new products and services leveraging the unique talents inherent to the University community which is centered on design thinking.  

The lab is an easily accessible 2,000-square-foot facility located on the first floor of the Jerome library and includes rapid prototyping tools such as 3-D printers and scanners, a green-screen video studio with voice-over capabilities, whiteboards and markers. The space is fluid with movable furniture to accommodate any size project.

Woman writing in creative office
Cheerful creative team is discussing their work
young creative startup business people on meeting at modern office making plans and projects with post stickers on glass


“A lot of people have ideas, but bringing an idea from a conceptual stage into something tangible, whether it’s an actual physical thing or a well-thought-out idea, is where people usually get caught up. When innovation happens, it is fostered by cooperation between individuals.” said Jerry Schnepp, director, Collab Lab and assistant professor, College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

Asian business people team drawing on white wall whiteboard with sticky notes creative
Engineering students working in the lab