Drake University Innovation Studio
A place for creators
and innovators
The Drake Innovation Studio’s goal is to help foster creativity and entrepreneurial spirit on Drake University’s campus. We want to help students make connections on campus and in the Des Moines community.
We host events related to technology and creativity, and our space in Meredith Hall room 203 serves as a meeting and creative space.

Innovation Studio equipment

3D printing

Print your designs with the Sindoh 3DWOX DP200 printer.


Carve wood or plastic projects using Carvey from Inventables.


Create stickers using the Silhouette Cameo.


Edit on two Mac computers with full Adobe suite.


Build away with our Lego classic set.

Little Bits

Create circuit projects using out two Little Bits kits.

3D pens

Skip the 3D printer and build objects using 3D pens.

Shrinky Dinks

Live out your childhood dreams by making big designs shrink.

Meet the Innovation Studio staff

Chris Snider is the director of the Innovation Studio. He’s also an associate professor in the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Christopher Porter is the assistant director of the Innovation Studio. Porter, an assistant professor in mathematics, has been on faculty at Drake since 2016.

Drake University Innovation Studio in the news