Design Innovation Tours

In conjunction with the sponsorship of the Kent State Mini Maker Faire and running concurrently with the event, the team behind the Design Innovation (DI) Initiative at Kent State will be hosting three makerspace / resource lab tours across campus. Maker Faire attendees are invited to join one, or all three if interested!

 

These guided tours, hosted by members of the DI team, will highlight some of the significant maker-style, shared-resource environments across the campus through the lens of the Design Innovation Initiative.

Tour Details

All tours commence in the Kent State University Library lobby.

 

Tour #1:

Time:

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Host:

  • Marie Bukowski, Director of the School of Art

Locations:

  • Advanced Tele-Robotics Lab (Mathematics Building)
  • Center for the Visual Arts (with comments about the Old Art Building – site of the future Design Innovation Hub!)

 

Tour #2:

Time:

  • 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Host:

  • Jackie Ruller, Interim Program Director of Applied Engineering

Locations:

  • LaunchNET & The Fridge (KSU Library 2nd floor)
  • The Foundry & Aerospace Engineering Labs (Materials/Processes Lab, ATB)

 

Tour #3:

Time:

  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Host(s):

  • Kevin Pospichel, Senior IT User Support Analyst, College of Architecture and Environmental Design
  • James Ahmad, Technology Manager, The Fashion School

Locations:

  • Spark Innovation Studio (Starbucks Building on Lincoln and Main St)
  • TechStyleLAB (Rockwell Hall, The Fashion School)
  • CAED FabLab (CAED Building)