Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation
The ABC Innovation Center has served our campus for six years providing support for competition teams, capstone and class projects, a maker space, and other campus activities. The 16,000 sq ft building provides project space, supervision, and access to fabrication and prototyping resources. The innovation center has been a popular and increasingly utilized resource with student entries to the building increasing 1.35 times in the last two years.
This paper will report on student utilization of our innovation center through the analysis of activity records. Over the years of operation of the center, multiple measures of student activity and utilization have been collected including lock logs, team rosters, and training completions. This paper will analyze these sources of data and report on several aspects of growth and utilization of the center including a. overall level of student activity over the last three years, b. student activity broken down by time of year, quarter, and day, c. student gender and class year, and d. student participation in training classes.
The paper will also report on assessment approaches that have been used and general student feedback on the center and activities. It is believed that these results are useful in a variety of situations including prioritizing center activities, marketing the program to students, allocating space, scheduling staff, and determining overall resource needs.
Kline, W. A., & Chow, T., & Ribera, T. (2018, June), Analysis of Student Utilization and Activities in a Campus Innovation Center Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--29801
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