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UW Colleges, Libraries Announce Opening of Cutting-Edge Innovation Center

October 12, 2017
Exterior view of Coe Library on UW campus
The Coe Student Innovation Center (CSIC) is a joint venture between UW Libraries, UW Information Technology and the Colleges of Engineering and Applied Science, Education, and Arts and Sciences.

Efforts to create and foster innovation were the main driver behind a new cutting-edge educational space opening soon for students and faculty at the University of Wyoming.

The Coe Student Innovation Center (CSIC) is a joint venture between UW Libraries, UW Information Technology and the Colleges of Engineering and Applied Science, Education, and Arts and Sciences. It will open its doors officially in October and the center will be a resource available to all audiences on campus and for invited guests and groups from the community and region.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies, open to the general public, take place Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. and guests include UW administration and donors. After the ribbon cutting, the CSIC will host an open house for interested guests.

The CSIC, located on Level 2 of William Robertson Coe Library on the UW campus, was designed as a top-of-the-line “maker space” lab to foster imaginative, collaborative and innovative design projects.

“We’re open to all members of the UW community, from students, faculty, and staff, to local K-12 educators and students,” CSIC Director Tyler Kerr says.

Technology is a critical component of the CSIC. It features four 3D printers, 3D scanning equipment, 3D modeling software, robotics kits, circuitry kits, design and drafting software, electrical test equipment, Lego building materials and much more.

“The CSIC represents a new mode of library services based on deep and meaningful collaboration with our campus partners,” Dean of Libraries Ivan Gaetz says. “We hope to develop this type of collaboration with other units on campus as we move into implementation of the university’s strategic plan.”

Kerr says the center was designed to encourage and build upon project-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) learning at all levels, from K-12 through college.

“The CSIC will inspire creativity and critical thinking from students of all ages, and those principles are fundamental to producing successful engineers and computer scientists,” CEAS Dean Michael Pishko says. “I look forward to seeing how this facility will benefit our students and the community.”

Support staff will provide training and workshops on equipment usage, prototyping, and design to all interested members of the UW community, and CSIC staff encourage a visit from all creative thinkers on campus.

“Ultimately, the CSIC seeks to serve as an innovative hub to connect UW students, faculty, and staff to the broader Laramie community,” Kerr says.


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