In today's technology-centered world, student immersion in both STEM and the humanities is vital for success.

All students need to communicate effectively, approach complex problems in creative ways and work in a digital age.

The addition of the Collaboratory, a state-of-the-art research communication hub, will provide students with a hands-on space to combine their knowledge of humanities with technological skills and prepare them for future careers that we can only begin to imagine. 

In the Collaboratory, faculty and students will work together using digital tools necessary to create and share knowledge. They will conduct multidisciplinary research that contributes to the campus, the University of Missouri System and national and international research communities.

The 1,150-square-foot space will contain three areas:

  1. Display room – a flexible public venue for educational displays.
  2. Collaboration room – an open area with movable furniture, large computer monitors and whiteboards that will allow faculty and students to plan digital pop-up museums, podcasts, oral histories and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping projects, all supported with 3-D scanning and printing capabilities.
  3. Digital production room – includes podcasting and video production studios that can seamlessly produce professional-quality presentations and green screen recordings.