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 124C Meredith Hall serves as a meeting and creative space. Stop by to color, build or brainstorm.

Innovation Studio equipment

3D printing

Print your designs with the Sindoh 3DWOX DP200 printer.

Carvey

Carve wood or plastic projects using Carvey from Inventables.

Silhouette

Create stickers using the Silhouette Cameo.

Computers

Edit on two Mac computers with full Adobe suite.

Legos

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.

Dr. Debra Bishop is the Director of the Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership as well as the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Outreach.

Stephanie Cardwell is administrative assistant in the Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the PappajohnCenter for Entrepreneurship Outreach, and Lorentzen Student Hatchery.

Drake University Innovation Studio in the news

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