Program for Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship at Stevens (IDEaS)

Animation of robot built at Stevens
This robot can move, swivel, bend at the waist and respond to voice commands.

The IDEaS program integrates learning and technical design with entrepreneurial thinking to create an environment that fosters innovation. It helps students look beyond technical problems to identify and address problems with entrepreneurial and humanitarian value and substantial societal impact. IDEaS also provides opportunities for students to interact with professional mentors, who guide them toward outcomes that provide maximum value to society. 

The IDEaS program operates virtual design, visualization and prototyping infrastructure, including the Prototype Object Fabrication Laboratory (PROOF LAB), which showcases Stevens' innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. The PROOF Lab features several 3D printers that enable rapid realization of complex prototypes. The lab also offers laser-cutting, machining, molding, winding and custom composites fabrication.

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