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From the Dean
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
Drop-ins welcome, no appointment necessary.
The Knowledge Lab will occasionally be closed to the public for workshops or special events. See our calendar for the most up-to-date hours.
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 at the Knowledge Lab, I aim to provide technical support, encourage participants to work together, share ideas and resources, and foster a creative atmosphere that encourages experimentation and innovation that explores their creative potential. I'm looking forward to collaborating with you all!
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Knowledge Lab Manager: Robin Meher, 765.496.1883, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor of Library Science and The Director of the Knowledge Lab: Sarah Huber, 765.494.9993, email@example.com
If you are interested in collaborating on a class session or maker event in the Knowledge Lab, please contact Sarah Huber at firstname.lastname@example.org.