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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Frank Innovation Zone

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Turn ideas into reality.

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Learn more. Do more.

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Collaborate with other students.

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Use state-of-the-art equipment.

Hands-on Student Learning Space

Congrats to all grads and FIZ grads

We recognize the following FIZ grads:

Stasia Kulsa – Master of Arts in Flute Performance

Alex Hirte-Uhlorn – Masters of Mechanical Engineering

Benjamin Tsuchida – Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering

Graeme Forbes – Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering

Adam Shown – Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering

Riley Gusa – Masters of Computer Science

Caleb Mattox – Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering

Current Hours of Operation

Summer 2022 Schedule

Monday – Friday | 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Saturday – Sunday  | Closed

Use of The FIZ will require adherence to current WSU policies related to COVID-19 precautions.

Event Closures:

Sat. May 7th – Commencement
Mon. May 30th – Memorial Day
Mon June 20th – Juneteenth
Mon. July 4th – Independence Day



The Frank Innovation Zone (FIZ) provides a centrally located, multidisciplinary, collaborative space and tools where students can translate their ideas into working designs, build class projects, or support their club activities.

Located on the ground floor of Dana Hall, the area includes fabrication tools, testing and measurement equipment, storage areas, a supply store, study, club and collaborative meeting spaces, and a supervised ‘makerspace’ with supportive technology for creative innovation. The space is adjacent to the college’s fully-equipped machining and fabrication shops, and a staff advisor is also available to promote, advocate for, and advise students on their projects.

There are many spaces for “making” within the Voiland College; the FIZ serves as a starting point for student engagement and use of these spaces. The studios within the Dana Hall facility will continue to develop resources while the other partner shops and studios will provide access to advanced or specialty equipment to help meet the unique needs for projects.