Innovation Hive

Engineering at USF won’t just be an academic program. We’re building a brand-new space in which to imagine and build real-world solutions. The Innovation Hive will be the physical and conceptual center of engineering at USF, featuring multiple spaces that will be accessible to the entire USF community.

These spaces will include:

  • An ideation space for brainstorming that will feature work tables, Legos, whiteboards, big paper, and small hand tools to encourage you to dream up multiple and varied solutions to any problem
  • A light-fabrication and maker space for prototyping and light work with 3D printers, sewing machines, light wood, textiles and composite work, and small power tools to allow you to quickly create and iterate on solutions 
  • A heavy-fabrication and trial space for woodworking, milling, and testing new ideas, featuring larger power tools like table saws, drill presses, and more

Each of these areas will be designed to function as a learning center as well as a work space, and will accommodate computer work as much as physical creation. Most importantly, the entire Innovation Hive will promote cross-campus participation, by welcoming and training any student, faculty, or staff member who wishes to use the equipment or collaborate on a project, and by hosting many interdisciplinary activities.

Rendering of reimagined Harney Science Center

The Cura Personalis of Design

The Innovation Hive is featured in USF Magazine as one of several new spaces that will engage your mind, body, and spirit.

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Contact Info

BS in Engineering

Hana Böttger, Department Chair

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117