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.

iLab News


ILAB Summer Term Internships

The iLab seeks to fill two research assistant internships for the 2022 summer term. The interns will focus on the engineering and design associated with studying the marine world and developing and building a new project idea. The interns will also work on designing and or manufacturing projects that come through the shop throughout the summer.
These positions are 40 hours per week for the summer term and include housing on the Hatfield campus in Newport, Oregon. Applications must be submitted by 05/13/2022 for consideration. The complete position description can be found here -

iLab Scholarship

Roundhouse Foundation Marine Studies Program Innovation Lab Scholarship and Internship Fund

This scholarship supports OSU undergraduate students interested in developing the programs and operation of the Innovation Lab. There will be three awards of up to $18,640. Awardees will have an OSU student hourly position in spring, summer and fall terms, a summer internship with housing at HMSC, and a scholarship. Visit the Marine Studies Initiative for more info about this award and details about applying. Opens on April 1, 2022, and closes on May 1, 2022.