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Check out these free, on-campus resources available to any student, from any academic major and any academic year at Virginia Tech.  

two people looking at a laptop IDEATE

Need a place to just crash, take over, and tackle gnarly problems?

The Fusion Studio offers student teams and solo-workers a place to brainstorm ideas with no-cost assistance from trained staff and project layouts to get your idea moving or do a major rethink.  If you’re just starting out or feeling stuck, come see us!

Newman Library, room 2038


3d printed elephantPROTOTYPE

Physically create the product that’s in your head!

The 3D Design Lab provides free 3d printing, workshops, design & printer consultation for all library patrons. Whether you’re a total beginner working on an academic pursuit or a 3D pro looking to prototype and iterate we are happy to help you bring your ideas to life. Our service is open to all patrons of the University Libraries, regardless of skill level or field of study. We make 3D printing work for you.

Newman Library, room 2010


soundroom with microphoneTELL YOUR STORY

Create high quality promotional media

The Media Design Studio has free audio and video recording on high-end equipment and editing software capabilities to bring your story to life.  No experience operating the equipment? No worries, our techs will do it for you. Make an appointment or drop by!

Torgersen 3320 (Newman Library side of Torgersen Bridge)


Data Visualization StudioTRANSFORM DATA

They say pictures are worth a thousand words

Try the Data Visualization Studio for help presenting data beautifully and meaningfully to effectively communicate your story.

Newman Library, room 2030

The Data Transformation Studio supports the transformation, recovery, curation, sharing, and archiving of data. Additionally, we provide support for a variety of geospatial information systems (GIS).  Come by for a tour of our extensive data capabilities.

Newman Library, room 3010



Take your project to the next level with AR/VR

Experience virtual reality in a relaxed setting with no previous experience required in the Virtual Environments Studio.  We provide the hardware and software for games, movies, artistic experiences, and educational content. Reserve your time to come and play or to test out your own prototype projects.

Newman Library, room 4020

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