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 with a collaborative workspace to explore the passion of the marine world.


iLab News


Help WANTED - development engineer FOR THE IlAB

The Hatfield iLab is now accepting applications for a Development Engineer. This position will be responsible for completing the design and build projects at the iLab. This encompasses a wide variety of hands-on skills. The person in this position will also help with lab management and work with students in a teaching capacity relevant to the fabrication tools. They will assist with ordering supplies and machine maintenance, and function as part of a small existing team of personnel that is also highly dedicated to the success of these projects. Full position details are at the OSU Human Resources. The deadline for full consideration is 12/9/22.

Undergrad Scholarships and Internships @ the iLab

Thanks to the support of the Roundhouse Foundation, the Innovation Lab Scholarship and Internship Fund is able to support three Oregon State University undergraduate students interested in developing the programs and operations of the Hatfield Innovation Lab.

  • There will be three awards of up to $18,640.
  • The first deadline (for two positions) is Dec. 4, 2022 with the award 20 made by Dec. 16,2023.
  • The second deadline (for one position) is May 1, 2023 with the award made by May 14, 2023.
  • Awardees will have an OSU hourly position in winter, spring and fall terms (approximately 8 hours per week).
  • They will also receive a paid job with a stipend for housing at Hatfield during the summer term, plus up to $1,000 for supplies, travel, etc., to support iLab-related projects.
  • Students must submit their application through OSU Scholar Dollars. Deadlines and more details are available here.