Idea Lab

As we strive for a safe start to the school year, the physical Idea Lab space will be closed during Module 1. While the physical Idea Lab may be closed, we are excited to bring the energy and ethos of the Idea Lab virtually to all of our community members wherever they may be in the world. Stay tuned to our Instagram page, @mac_eship, for resources and programming that build connection and spark creation and make sure to share your creative projects using #madeintheidealab!

Face mask-making resources:
CDC Approved Sew and No-Sew Face Mask Instructions (Written)
Relief Crafters of America Mask Making Instructions (Written, also resources for donating masks)
Craft Daily No-Sew Mask Tutorial (Video)

Make the change you wish to see.

The Idea Lab (located on the 2nd floor of the library) is a space for makers, dreamers, and the hopeful among us who want to solve the wicked problems that plague our world.  It is a community-oriented workspace designed to encourage collaboration by giving everyone the tools and support they need to realize their ideas.

Come share a skill or learn something new. This is a place where we learn from one another and mentor each other. Where hands-on creating meets problems, where ideas meet curiosity, and where we can play.

Schedule an Idea Lab Virtual Class Visit

Faculty, staff and community members, are you looking for ways to spark innovation, curiosity, and connection in your hybrid or remote classrooms? Partner with Entrepreneurship & Innovation to schedule an “Idea Lab Shakeup.” We hope to support your work in engaging students and building community through play, collaboration, 2D modeling, and creative inquiry. From a 20-minute session to a class-long workshop, the Idea Lab staff is available to pop into your zoom class and shake things up by activating students to connect, reflect, scream, pause, share, laugh, and create. To explore how this might work in your classroom, contact Jody Emmings.

Idea Lab Workshops

Idea Lab student workers planning on host virtual events or workshops should fill out this Google Form.


Contact Jody Emmings