Enable Your Research Vision
The GVU Center supports graduate and undergraduate research by helping students develop their ideas and shape them into real-world applications. GVU provides a hackerspace, dedicated prototyping and design lab, and a secure, private space for usability studies. GVU Resource Labs are available for use by faculty who are affiliates of the center, and their students working on GVU-related projects. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Built for Success
The App Lab is a “hackerspace” devoted to the creation of mobile applications and technologies across a range of platforms. It is equipped with the software and hardware necessary for mobile app development. The App Lab is available for club meetings and classes and hosts tutorials run by both the RNOC and other partners.
Location: TSRB 333
From Concept to Creation
The Prototyping Lab provides a “makerspace” facility for creating physical prototypes, including circuit boards, casings, and a variety of other physical and electronic objects. The lab provides a wide range of equipment, including 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC mill, surface-mount printed circuit board production, and silk screening, as well as a variety of machining, woodworking, and electrical tools. Lab users must complete a lab training session before being allowed to access the lab. Note that the GVU Prototyping Lab operates as a recharge facility, meaning that sponsored work must provide a project number to help fund lab materials, staff, and maintenance. More information can be found at the Prototyping Lab Website.
Location: TSRB Basement
Testing Methods and Technology
The Usability Lab provides facilities for user studies, observation, and experimentation. A partitioned lab with two-way mirrors and remotely controlled cameras allows for rigorous user studies work. Data analysis, video capture and editing, and other software is available through the lab.
Location: TSRB 216