The Hoban Innovation Center opened in the fall of 2017. The 4,000 square-foot former library includes a Makerspace and Entrepreneurship and Communications Studio.
The Makerspace includes zones for self-directed and collaborative learning. This hands-on center is equipped with tools, technologies and raw materials that support innovation and provide the ultimate workshop for students who learn best by doing. The Makerspace provides a physical laboratory for inquiry-based learning to promote and nurture entrepreneurship. It includes 3D printers, laser cutters, FTIR and NMR spectroscopy, engineering design software, vinyl cutters, di-sublimation printers, circuit and coding equipment as well as hand, power and bench tools and consumables such as metal, wood, cardboard, paints and more.
The communications studio is a technology rich environment that allows faculty and students to link with experts at multiple sites to provide face-to-face communication and instruction. Videoconferencing enables transmission and electronic delivery of information by experts from origination sites across the globe.