Reinterpreting boundaries activates the campus of the future.
Discovery learning requires flexible, creative spaces that inspire and accommodate collaboration and hands-on invention.
Tradeline explores how Virginia Tech is leading the way to transforming the collegiate academic experience with a facility that promotes team-based active learning. In this article, Jill Sible, assistant provost for undergraduate education, discusses specific innovations that characterize the inventive design, including the SCALE-UP (Student Centered Active Learning Environments for Undergraduate Programs) classroom; the classatory, a hybrid classroom/lab; and T-search, a hybrid model of research and teaching lab.
VCU Allied Health magazine talks to Lead Designer Rob McClure, Health Education Expert Jennifer Amster, and Project Director Eric Kern about the inspiration for and progress on the new Allied Health Building. The facility is designed to support game-changing interprofessional education - and to make a bold architectural statement about the University's commitment to advancing next-generation healthcare delivery.
After more than 100 years, Steidle is once again a leading-edge facility for collaborative research in Material Science & Engineering.Building Performance
The Maker experience represents a profound change in how things are being created today, which in turn requires a paradigm shift in how and where students can most effectively be educated.
An inventive Makerspace has helped increased STEM enrollment at Trinity University, a #1 ranked liberal arts university. "The Cube" accommodates variously sized groups with movable walls, mobile team stations, and gigantic garage doors to support both presentations and hands-on individual or collaborative work .Innovation Advancing Mission Collaborative Space
This article from High Profile explores what makes makerspaces such engaging learning environments for students from all disciplines. Drawing on her lab planning and STEM research experience, the author explains the Think/Model/Make design concept with examples from her favorite makerspace - Trinity University's unique innovation center, "The Cube."