The Innovation and Design Center (IDC) provides experiential learning throughout the ECST curriculum, training and access for students to design and fabricate projects for competition teams and research, and offers just-in-time workshops on design and manufacturing topics. The IDC enables our students to develop confidence and superior skills in manufacturing, design, and innovation. Most importantly, the experiential learning in the IDC motivates and inspires our students to be passionate about becoming engineers and technologists. Through collaborative project-based learning, students become better prepared for the STEM workplace. In addition, project personnel assess and publish the role the IDC plays in promoting underrepresented student’s STEM identity and efficacy and the effect of the IDC on student success.
The IDC team directs the ECST Makerspace. Check out more on the Makerspace here.