2023 Events:

Feb. 13, 2023: Make stickers in the Student Life Center Workroom in Olmsted – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

March 6, 2023: Learn 3D printing in the Student Life Center Workroom in Olmsted – 1-3 p.m.

April 27, 2023: Make Drake Relays t-shirts in the Student Life Center Workroom in Olmsted – 1-4 p.m. 

May 4, 2023: Make etched glasses in the Student Life Center Workroom in Olmsted – 1-4 p.m.

Nov. 30, 2023: Make stickers in Meredith Hall room 203 – 2-4 p.m.

Previous Events:


Sept. 2, 2021: T-shirt screen printing with The Side Garage.

Sept. 16, 2021: Buttons and stickers event – 1-4 p.m.

Oct. 28, 2021: Robotics for everyone: learn to program robots with Artificial Intelligence professor Chris Porter – 1-4 p.m.

Oct. 29, 2021: 3D printing how-to (Halloween themed) – 2-4 pm

Dec. 9, 2021: Carvey event and holiday wine bottle decorating – 1-4 pm


March 6, 2020: Make stickers and buttons in the Innovation Studio 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 12, 2020: Valentine’s Day letterpress printing with Sarah McCoy in Carnegie Hall. 

Jan. 28, 2020: Lego building. We built the White House and U.S. Capitol Building out of Legos.


Dec. 4, 2019: Create a holiday presents in the Innovation Studio. We’ll have the Carvey set up and help you create a sign for your parents (or anyone on your list).

Nov. 14, 2019: Come see what VR can do. We’ll have a couple VR headsets available to play games 2-4 p.m. in the back hallway of Meredith Hall.

Nov. 13, 2019: Design and carve your own tile using the Carvey CNC machine 1-5 p.m. in the Innovation Studio. Come with an idea, or we will help you decide on one. RSVP on Facebook

Nov. 11, 2019: Come hand-crank and limited edition Drake Caucus print from 2-3 pm with Drake Graphic Design Professor Sarah McCoy at Carnegie on the top floor. RSVP on Facebook

Sept. 26, 2019: Chris Snider and Chris Porter will be on hand to help you with all of your Innovation Studio needs – Learn to use the 3D printer, Carvey, button maker, sticker maker and more. 2:30-4 p.m.

Oct. 2, 2019: Learn to use the use the sticker and button makers in the Innovation Studio 1-4 p.m.

Sept. 12, 2019: Learn to use the 3D printer 2-5 p.m. in the Innovation Studio (1 person participated). 

Aug. 26, 2019: Screen print your own Drake Innovation t-shirt with The Side Garage. 1-3 p.m. (108 people participated)

April 26, 2019: Screen print your own Relays tshirt with The Side Garage.

March 29, 2019: 3D Printing Day – come learn to use the 3D printer with Professor Chris Porter and Professor Chris Snider 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Innovation Studio.

March 1, 2019: Design and carve a tile using the Carvey 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Innovation Studio.

Feb. 21, 2019: 3D Printing With Brandon Hart 3-5 p.m. – Brandon Hart with HartSmart Products in Windsor Heights will be on hand to show how his company uses 3D printing – from small to large scale 3D printing and prototypes. 

Feb. 20, 2019: Make Vinyl Stickers 1-4 p.m. – Professor Chris Snider will be leading a vinyl cutting event in the Innovation Studio. Come learn how to use the Silhouette Cameo to make your own stickers. We’ll have all the supplies you need on hand.


Dec. 11, 2018: Make holiday ornaments on the Carvey.

Nov. 2, 2018: Creativity and Innovation Fair

Sept. 13, 2018: Des Moines artist Nathan T. Wright will discuss what he has learned in his first year as a full-time freelance artist. 6 p.m. in room 301 of the Science Connector Building. RSVP on Facebook.

August 27, 2018: Open House and t-shirt screen printing with The Side Garage.

April 26, 2018: Relays Maker Event.

April 12, 2018: 3D Printing Workshop. Learn to use the 3D printer and software to create your own products with Professor Porter. 3-5 p.m. in the Innovation Studio.

March 28, 2018: Information Visualization Workshop. Come to Cowles Library to learn how to use Tableau in an Information Visualization workshop. Transform your data into knowledge. The workshop provides you with hands-on experience. 5-6 p.m.

March 19, 2018: Podcast Party with Drake Broadcasting System. If you’re interested in learning about podcasting, and meeting the team behind the Drake podcast Midwest Mysteries, stop by the Innovation Studio from 4-6 p.m. RSVP and get more details on Facebook.

March 7, 2018: Vinyl Sticker Day – drop by the Innovation Studio between classes to create a vinyl sticker with Professor Chris Snider (see an example here).

March 1, 2018: Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. 7-8:30 p.m. in Innovation Studio.

Feb. 12, 2018: Valentine’s Day Maker Event in Innovation Studio (Time TBA).


Dec. 8, 2017: Dead Day End of Semester Celebration

Dec. 6, 2017: Design a Sticker Day

Oct. 26, 2017: Make a Haunted House

Oct. 25, 2017: Information Visualization Workshop

Aug. 27, 2017: Innovation Studio Grand Opening

May 5, 2017: T-shirt Screen Printing

April 27, 2017: Drake Relays Mural Painting

April 19, 2017: 3D Printing Workshop

April 14, 2017: Celebrate Bulldogs Maker Event

March 24, 2017: Pop-up Maker Event with Shrinky Dinks

Feb. 14, 2017: Valentine’s Day Celebration


Dec. 9, 2016: Innovation Studio Dead Day Decompressions

Oct. 26, 2016: Halloween Creativity Fair

Sept. 28, 2016: Creator Fair

April 29, 2016: Pop-up Creativity Fair: Relays Edition

March 29, 2016: Pop-up Creator Fair