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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

FIZ Operations during Remote Coug Experience


We are excited to work with students to help make their ideas for coursework, clubs, and entrepreneurial ideas become a reality. The big difference while WSU is in a distance learning model will be access to the FIZ. Our staff will assist you or your team by fabricating your project for you, but you or your team will not be in the FIZ doing the fabrication yourself.

In the near future, our process for submitting work for approval and fabrication will be posted here, so please check back.

Go Cougs, be safe, and know that we cannot wait to have you in the FIZ as soon as it is appropriate.





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.

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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