Physics Awarded Support from Student Tech Fund

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Physics is proud to announce that after a competitive review process, our proposals were awarded for our upcoming Tinkering Studio and current Student Machine Shop, from the Student Tech Fund.  

In support of the Vice Chancellor of Research’s initiative for Undergraduate Research and Discovery Experiences, the new Physics Tinkering Studio will provide a space for students to develop new skills to apply in research labs and learn machining. Students will also learn how to use research equipment through hands-on activities and faculty/industry expert led workshops, and work on their research projects.

With support from the Student Tech Fund, the Student Machine Shop will adopt the Physics’ Solidworks Training and Product Fabrication Module. This new Module will provide students with the product data management and design communication skills necessary to develop their ideas, as well as the opportunity to precisely manufacture their designs into usable parts and assemblies. The future upgraded Student Machine Shop will provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to develop the skills and language necessary for success in experiment-based research. 

Both of these efforts will contribute to Physics' undergraduate research related experiences.