The Center for Innovation and Design (CID) is a place for collaboration, for creativity, and for the discovery of new capacities within students and faculty alike.
Students in Matt Martino’s Human Scale class unveiled three pieces of full-sized cardboard furniture that they created in the CID for the Beard Hall reception area. The project was the students' response to a prompt to create custom seating that brings people together.
As part of their visit to campus, the Leonieke Jazz Trio recorded a version of “Summertime” in the CID featuring senior vocalist Maya Bhide ’23. The music was recorded and mixed by MBS students in Dr. John Girvin’s Studio Recording class.
Kevin Chen '25 was hard at work over the summer planning and filming a drone fly-through of our Math & Science Center. Keep an eye out for a cameo by Kevin later in the video!
The Computational Design Studio has been designed as an advanced collaboration and systems modeling studio that facilitates fast and seamless transitions between electronic and physical collaboration and independent and group work. In the Computational Design Studio we focus on applying computer modeling and other computational approaches to general design questions. Equipped with advanced workstations, students engage with topics as diverse as 3D animation and media programming to traditional computer science to advanced engineering mathematics, spaceflight engineering and complexity theory.
Whether creating film scores, recording their own songs, imagining soundscapes for installations, or reframing and refocusing a scene in their newest film short, students in the post-production studio have access to professional technology and professional expertise in mixing and editing audio and video media.
The Audio Studio, with a dedicated audio recording booth, changes how sound can be captured on campus. Percussion and string ensemble performances, spoken word poetry, podcasts, and even physics experiments can hear themselves, and let others hear them, better than ever before.
In the Video Studio, students can control lighting, camera angle, and work against green screen backdrops to produce a range of video media, whether a live journalism broadcast or a dramatic special effect.
Students and teachers in the makerspace prototype, sketch, slice, glue, draw in vectors, cut with lasers, and print in 3-D to work through the challenges and possibilities of design and fabrication.
Aimed at more traditional forms of fabrication, the Artisan Studio enables students to design and create in metal, stained glass, and jewelry. Joined by double doors to the makerspace, this studio encourages collaboration in mixed-media 3D design.
Dr. Evangelista created 3D-printed frogs for Sra. Arroyave's Spanish class
Middle School Makerspace students create stars for "Theatre of Light" event
Students create concrete stools as part of Human Scale class
Middle School students create jewelry design demo videos
Students create full-size cardboard furniture for Beard Hall reception area
New Jersey literature class salutes former Rutgers professor Roy Lichtenstein