Piloting emerging technologies
At the Student Technology Centers, our core belief is that we must be leaders in innovation if we want to remain relevant. Technology is constantly changing, and students are both driving and embracing that change (often long before the rest of us). Our goal is to set the pace by serving as early adopters and keen testers.
As a first step, we created 3D printing labs in Wells Library 401 (IU Bloomington) and IT131G (IUPUI). While 3D printing once seemed like a novelty, it has become a valuable tool—especially for scanning and reproducing delicate artifacts for instruction in fields ranging from the life sciences and engineering to archeology and fine arts.