The IDEAL Center for Innovation provides resources, curricular connections, and initiatives that build and sustain a culture of creativity and collaboration. Hands-on learning, collaboration with external partners, and connections between the liberal arts and engineering are hallmarks of the program.
The center's programs are the Additive Manufacturing Institute, a resource for digital part materialization; cultural conservation and nanotechnology, focused on preserving art and cultural heritage; and the global challenge of cyber security.Read more about programs
Current projects include Placemaking in the Digital Age, a study by multidisciplinary teams of public spaces in Midtown Manhattan; and Sports Rehabilitation Device Product Design, which considers topics such as sustainability, manufacturability, and social implications in developing a product.Read more about current projects
The IDEAL Center is the nexus for some of the College’s most innovative educational programs. Expanding upon the culture of multi-disciplinary programs, it offers guidance and financial assistance for engaging external partnerships and facilitating experiential learning.
Applications for 2015 are due for review March 1 and October 1.How to get involved