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Know the Libraries
Located on the third floor of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, the Knowledge Lab is a rapid prototyping space where the Purdue community can use a variety of materials, equipment, and software to experiment with the exploration and presentation of their ideas. Celebrating the Boilermaker spirit of imagination and innovation, the space offers low-stakes resources such as a vinyl cutter, sewing machines, Riso printer, a podcast booth, heat press, yarns, cardboard, fabrics, and more. It serves as a first stop in a pipeline of opportunities on campus to fully actualize an idea.
340 Centennial Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
M, W, F 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Tu, Th 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sa 10:30 AM–3:00 PM
Drop-ins welcome, no appointment necessary.
The Knowledge Lab will occasionally be closed for holidays and events. Please see Library Hours for the most up-to-date information.
What most excites me about the space is the ways in which students and faculty will experiment with what we consider knowledge and scholarship. If a student is assigned a presentation to deliver content, maybe typically they would create a PPT. This could be an effective way to deliver the content, but maybe after the student has tried our Riso printer or tested the podcast booth, they choose to tell a story through a booklet or an audio recording where they incorporate interviews, maybe even use stop-motion photography with cardboard designs they’ve made. The possibilities are endless. I am ready to be amazed by the creations and conversations the space will spark across campus.
What I’m most excited about: Assisting students, faculty and staff with their projects. We have Cricuts and sewing machines and Raspberry Pis, but they are nothing without your ideas and creativity. I can’t wait to see all the ways you will bring your Knowledge to life in the Lab!
As a Graduate Assistant for the Knowledge Lab, I offer artistic, conceptual, and technical support. I'm thrilled to be working in a creative space exploring the relationship between art/design and science, where experimentation and imagination can flourish. As a photographer and sculptor, I'm excited to help Boilermakers realize their creative projects, while thinking about how image and object convey meaning.
The Knowledge lab is committed to creating a space that is fully accessible to all. If you require accommodations or have difficulty in accessing any of the equipment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist.
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Knowledge Lab Manager: Robin Meher, 765.496.1883, email@example.com
Associate Professor of Library Science and The Director of the Knowledge Lab: Sarah Huber, 765.494.9993, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in collaborating on a class session or maker event in the Knowledge Lab, please contact Sarah Huber at email@example.com.