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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture FIZ

FIZ gives students a chance to do-it-yourself

Longboard created by Micah Peyron in Voiland College's Frank Innovation Zone (FIZ)

Micah Peyron wanted a longboard skateboard.

But, instead of buying one, she made it.

Now, she and other students are teaching each other important skills for their own projects, such as how to use band saws, sanders, drills, laser cutters, and 3-D printers, through the Frank Innovation Zone (FIZ). » More …

The “FIZ” stirs up innovation

Pegboard displaying tools in the Frank Innovation Zone.

By Zahra Debbek and Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

WSU’s Frank Innovation Zone (FIZ) is a student-friendly environment that gives engineers the resources to work on their projects independently and collaboratively.

Located on the ground floor of Dana Hall on the WSU Pullman campus, the FIZ aims to foster the development of entrepreneurial skills in more students and provide them with access to a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. The FIZ was established with support from the Raintree Foundation, established by the late Harold R. Frank. » More …