University opens new Engineering Innovation Hub
Observer Staff Report | Friday, September 3, 2021
Notre Dame opened its new Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) in the Cushing-Fitzpatrick Halls of Engineering. The EIH is a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art experiential learning facility that includes fabrication, automation, modeling and robotics, according to a University press release.
EIH is part of Notre Dame’s iNDustry Labs initiative, which forms partnerships with industries and colleges and universities to support growth in the South Bend-Elkhart region. Students will have access to the EIH through classes and various clubs and organizations involved with engineering and design on campus.
The facility contains modern ideation and project space, advanced manufacturing stations, 3D printing stations, metrology and computing resources and assembly space.
Additionally, the EIH will act as a resource for local manufacturing partners and startup businesses and as a fabrication and test facility for student research. In the press release, EIH managing director Daryl Peterson said the hub will help students learn experience and skills that will make them competitive job applicants in a variety of fields.