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Sign up for AL1001 - The Anderson Labs Orientation

This 15-minute micro-course, available daily, gives you an overview of the Anderson Labs infrastructure, goes over some basic safety rules, and grants you 24/7 access to parts of the Anderson Labs. Sign up today! It couldn’t be easier.

Or, feel free to stop by the Student Design Lab in Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134, and talk to a friendly Anderson Labs student worker or Lab Manager Ben Guengerich. They will help you get started with whatever you would like to do.


You may also want to check out all the tools and equipment available to use. Visit the Anderson Labs Play webpage to learn more.

Visit the Anderson Labs Learn webpage to see all the available micro-courses in the Anderson Labs. The list grows all the time.

For inspiration, check out the Anderson Labs Deliver webpage, where students like yourself have used the Anderson Labs to create all kinds of great inventions, doohickies, devices, and projects. With access to the Anderson Labs, only your imagination is holding you back.

Three innovation labs to suit your needs

The Clifford I. and Nancy C. Anderson Student Innovation Labs are available to you for use in research, coursework, projects, and more. There are three innovation labs, each with a different purpose and with a particular set of equipment. Note that there are different access rules to each lab and to the equipment.

Student Design Lab (Mechanical Engineering, Room 2-134)

The Student Design Lab is a large open work space designed primarily for prototyping and has many resources, including 3D printers, laser cutters, hand tools, computers, whiteboards, workbenches, and more.

Student Shop (Civil Engineering, Room 335)

The Student Shop is half open work space and half wood shop with resources that include 3D printers, a 3D scanner, materials testing load frame, welding facilities, woodworking tools, and more.

Student Machine Shop (Mechanical Engineering, Room 176)

The Student Machine Shop is a fully functioning metal shop staffed by professional machinists with metalworking mills, lathes and grinders, milling machines, waterjet cutter, and more. For more information, visit the Student Machine Shop website.

Exceed Lab (Keller Hall, Rooms 2-160 and 2-164)

In addition to the Anderson Student Innovation Labs, you also have access to the Exceed Lab, which is a student-driven, project-oriented workspace with hand tools, electronics equipment, and work benches. Visit the Exceed Lab website.