Binoy K. Singh Imagineering Laboratory
The Singh Imagineering Laboratory is a 1,400-square-foot extension of the College’s focus on experiential learning opportunities, and gives students the space they need to think about new ways to address society’s challenges. The lab is intended to ignite students’ enjoyment for engineering by providing them space to tackle extracurricular design projects, exposing them to the interdisciplinary nature of engineering and the excitement of innovating new solutions.
The Singh Imagineering Laboratory features fixed and mobile workbenches; stationary equipment such as a drill press, band saw, and stations for grinding, soldering and polishing; hand tools from hammers to power drills; bins for materials (wood, metal, Lucite, wire, tubing and more), small components (nuts, bolts, screws, diodes, transistors, to name a few); project storage; computers with CAD software; dropdown power lines; a rail system where projects can be stored or accessed; and lots of windows for observing developing projects.
Making Ideas Reality
With tools and machinery provided by the College and guidance from faculty, graduate students and undergraduate peers, students are encouraged to pursue their ideas and designs. Where applicable, they can take projects to the prototype stage and enter them in design competitions. And where feasible, they will be encouraged to take on partners from BU’s School of Management, work on plans to potentially commercialize their products and enter them in business competitions. The laboratory also sponsors a competition that awards cash prizes to undergraduates who, individually or in teams, design, build, test and defend original engineering solutions to challenges in healthcare, energy and other areas.
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