3D Printing & Design Thinking

Our center places a premium on design thinking and creative problem-solving. This philosophy is infused in everything we do, but is perhaps demonstrated best in our 3D printing initiatives through our MIX Lab.

We knew that combining the power of 3D design with entrepreneurship would substantially enhance our current entrepreneurship program. Previously, student teams in our entrepreneurship classes had limited ability to fabricate minimal viable products (MVPs) for iterative testing in the real world. Also, they could not easily manufacture a small production run of their products for testing or sale.

The MIX Lab empowers our students—and the university, as a whole—to innovate faster, and collaborate among students, faculty, and the greater community.