We have the facilities to get the job done — and to let the campus community see engineering education in action. The Innovation Center, located in Kettering Laboratories, includes the Emerson Climate Technologies Product Innovation Laboratory, a flexible projects lab in which students can build models and prototypes using hand tools, bench-top tools, and instruments including sensors, transducers and recording equipment.
The design studio provides an area for class lectures and presentations. The room was designed to function as a large classroom for 48 students or two separate rooms with a sliding whiteboard divider. The computer stations located around the room are available for the students to download required software for their team projects.
Team meeting rooms adjacent to the design studio are available for students and clients for breakout session. There is also a large conference room with seating for 25 people, which is the main room used for formal presentations with distance communication capabilities.
"Students developed a highly creative and innovative design and met a significant number of unusual design constraints that included concerns for horse, rider/patient and handlers." —Dr. Margie Pinnell, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty and Project Sponsor