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