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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

COVID-19 Statement


The FIZ, like yourself, is trying to understand how it can function in this unprecedented time. We are communicating with each other to see how we will evolve during this time. We hope that you are communicating with your family, friends, and your WSU community to understand the changing situation and know that we are all working together to make this as beneficial of a time as possible.

The FIZ has been sanitized and is currently closed to all students, staff, and faculty. We will remain closed until further notice.

If you have questions related to VCEA and its response to COVID-19, please see if you can find your answer at the VCEA FAQs page.




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, 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.

Workspace with electrical testing equipment.
Electrical Fabrication Studio
Workspace with pegboard and tools.
Metal Fabrication Studio
Workspace with tables, bench press, lumber, and tools.
Wood Fabrication Studio
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Community Studio