Design Studio

The Design Studio is a nationally recognized academic makerspace dedicated to undergraduate engineering education. The Studio serves as the primary training ground for all undergraduate mechanical engineering students, as well as interdisciplinary collaborators in other majors such as biomedical engineering, art and design, and many others. The Studio is co-located and operated by the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Fast Facts


square feet of dedicated space in Spencer Laboratory

students per semester

Founded in 2013

through alumni & department support

Design Focus Areas

The Design Studio is equipped and staffed to support student design projects in a variety of design areas

Automotive & Aerospace

Biomechanics & Medical Device


Human Factors & Industrial Design

Machine Design

Robotics & Controls


Work Areas and Equipment

The Studio’s resources evolve continuously to respond to student and faculty needs. For more details, visit our Room and Equipment pages.


Co-Directors of The Design Studio

Prof. Jenni Buckley |

Mr. Whitney Sample |

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