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Labriola Innovation Hub

McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Labriola Innovation Hub

McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

A ONE STOP SHOP FOR INNOVATION at Mines

The Labriola Innovation Hub at Colorado School of Mines provides state-of-the-art maker spaces where students move seamlessly among the spaces needed to create, prototype, test and revise innovative engineering projects. It will be a hub for student-led collaborations, student hacker oriented clubs, project-based competition teams and real-world problem-solving. The hub is part of the greater Labriola Innovation Complex, which includes the adjacent classroom facility McNeil Hall and large work bays for student projects.

SOLVING PROBLEMS THROUGH INTEGRATED ENGINEERING

The Labriola Innovation Complex will cultivate teamwork, innovation and successful engineering outcomes by providing first-year students with an introduction to design thinking and applied learning while encouraging them to design, build and experiment via any modality that interests them throughout their time at Mines.

“If you go to any makerspace around the country and ask individuals using them what makes the space successful, it is almost always community. And it’s the same here at Mines. I love going into makerspaces and seeing someone working on something cool. The Labriola Innovation Complex will be a central place where students can help each other build projects and community.” 

~ Sevy Swift ’19, Creator and past president of Mines Maker Society

INVESTING IN INNOVATION at Mines

The Labriola Innovation Complex is named in honor of Frank ‘52 and Mary Labriola. Frank and Mary recognize the societal importance of hard work, competition, incentive and innovation. They care deeply about entrepreneurial spirit and drive, and its importance to the prosperity of our nation. Their generous contributions to the realization of this project provides students with the necessary tools to become the best competitors in an ever-evolving worldwide marketplace and elevates Mines as a first-choice, top-of-mind institution. 

You too can make a difference

Find out how you can leave a family legacy or align your company with the unique programs happening at the complex. By investing in the Labriola Innovation Complex, you can help make Mines a true leader in next-generation technology and scientific breakthroughs now and in the future.