Featured in The Box - An Education in the Making

By David Cirella | January 9, 2018

The Innovation Labs were recently featured in an article on the NYIT Box blog.

At NYIT’s Innovation Labs (iLabs) in Old Westbury and Manhattan, students from all disciplines can explore technologies and services that foster experimentation and collaboration.

“We provide a continuously refreshed collection of emerging technology items, along with the support and instruction needed for students at any skill level to get started or build on their existing base of knowledge,” says Librarian II David Cirella (M.S. ’17), who supervises the Manhattan iLab.

Areas of focus include 3-D printing, scanning, and design; virtual and augmented reality; electronics and programming; and multimedia production.

“Within each of these areas we provide in-person support, instructional materials, and a collection of ‘lending tech’ that students can borrow for two weeks,” adds Cirella.

Since opening last fall, students from several NYIT schools and colleges have used the iLabs for course-related projects. Electrical and computer engineering student Kurt Bell (B.S. ’17) recently used the lab’s Makerbot z18 to make a specific part needed for a research project.

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