Research Technology and Innovation department staff are working remotely and continue to support the teaching, learning, and research of the Brandeis community. We are aware of the global effort in response to COVID-19 and are thinking about our opportunities to contribute. RTI is in conversation with several local hospitals about their needs for materials, and sharing information and ideas with dozens of other university and college makerspaces. We will keep the Maker Community at Brandeis updated as we navigate these important and evolving issues.
The Research Technology and Innovation department in the Library at Brandeis University supports innovation and entrepreneurship in a culture of access and inclusion.
We build foundational digital literacy and playfully built mastery, so that our community can have the autonomy to explore and express their innermost curiosity.
Our creative spaces enable students, faculty, staff and alumni to improve the world by creating things with their hands, hearts, and minds. By doing this we contribute to the university’s mission of excellence in teaching, learning, and research.
What We Do
Curricular lectures in emerging technology; weekly trainings and workshops
Prototyping physical objects and new workflows, digitization, and digital fabrication
24-hour design and prototyping challenges, talks, and sponsored Maker In Residence
Talks, tours, and building community
Tools We Use
Tools that physicalize the digital world (3D printers, lasercutters, CNC)
Tools that digitize the real world (3D scanning, computer vision, sensor data acquisition)
Hardware and software for building virtual reality and augmented reality environments (HMD, touch, gesture and multiscreen environments)
Hardware and software for prototyping embedded systems and robotics