The new Innovation Lab is designed to be a versatile and comfortable environment for current S&T students. It is a dynamic, iconic building that is not only a highly functional place to foster academic excellence, but also is a source of pride and emotional connection for students.
To create a collaborative community that will transform the intellectual, social, and economic potential of S&T students through world-class events, activities, and resources to create graduates capable of meeting the societal and workforce needs of today and tomorrow.
To provide unique spaces, personnel, and programs that offer critical action-learning opportunities in the areas of research, innovation, creative expression, communication, leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurship, while focusing on the importance of diversity in the human experience.
The program of the Innovation Lab is shaped around collaboration spaces of various sizes, from large (1,500 sf), lively open study areas, to small (100 sf) rooms that accommodate smaller groups. The space also includes a generous lobby lounge, a multipurpose space, and spaces for AR, VR, and Maker to maximize students’ academic experience. The program for the project includes new and renovated spaces to house many of S&T’s student resources such as the Writing Center and the Student Success Center.
The Innovation Lab will be located in the new campus Arrival District and connected to the Havener Center, making it a prominent and highly visible building that will be a tangible symbol of Missouri S&T’s high aspirations for the future.