The Innovation Lab is a hub for creativity and exploration, a place where ideas can be designed and built.

Idea - Prototype - Production


One of the gems of the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building is the Innovation Lab or iLab. This lab has space and equipment to take your project from the idea phase, to fabricating and testing a prototype, and into production.

This vast 2,563-square foot workshop will be filled with equipment for electromechanical design, CNC and manual machining, welding and fabrication, lathes, 3D design, modeling, printing and laser cutting. There will also be audio and video systems to support innovation in the marine sciences.

In addition, there is an art studio in the MSB. It overlooks the iLab and provides artists and scientists a collaborative workspace to explore the passion of the marine world.