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More anticipation than a kid at Christmas

Posted in: 3D printing, Events

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“I got here at 7 a.m. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t wait to get here.”

That’s what a student said recently upon entering the MIX Lab on campus. What is causing students to lose sleep in eager anticipation? It’s the MIX Lab, which will have its grand opening on Feb. 18. Tours will be offered 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 18, and the entire campus community is encouraged to take a tour. MIX Lab is located in room 118 in the Feliciano School of Business.

MIX stands for Making and Innovating for X, where the X stands for the unknown. The MIX Lab is the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship’s new interdisciplinary hub for transformative innovation, and contains thirty-five 3D printing devices. The MIX Lab is a resource for the entire university, and when you come on a tour you can learn how your department can get involved with MIX Lab.

Priority for the use of MIX Lab is being given to students in our ENTR 290-02 “Intro to 3D Printing and Design” course and in the 3D Printing student club. The 3D course has attracted students from a variety of majors including: Animation and Illustration, Art History, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, Fashion, Finance, Fine Arts, German, History, Information Technology, Jurisprudence Law and Society, Justice Studies, Marketing, Mathematics, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish Translation, and Sports, Events & Tourism. These students realize that 3D printing is having an impact in nearly every industry.

MIX Lab Grand Opening Tours
1-5 p.m., Feb. 18
Room 118, Feliciano School of Business

No registration – just show up!
Come see, hear and smell what 3D printing is!

The grand opening celebration continues the evening of Feb. 18 with a free event open to the public. A panel of experts will discuss the future of 3D printing and how it is changing industries, plus how it is influencing design, innovation and rapid prototyping.

“3D Printing Changes Everything” panel discussion
5:30-8 p.m., Feb. 18
University Conference Center, 7th floor of University Hall

Free and open to the public, but please pre-register at:
http://www.meetup.com/Montclair-Entrepreneurs/events/228455662/