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Washington & Lee University

IQ Center

As the centerpiece of a successful grant, Washington & Lee University envisioned a physical space that would support the transformation of undergraduate science education at the University. The Integrative & Quantitative (IQ) Center creates a technology and instrument-rich teaching and research suite to provide access to major and nonmajor students for developing their scientific curiosity, literacy and creativity.

The Center supports interdisciplinary and student-centered teaching and learning. The programs and activities have high visibility throughout the center and across campus. A highly visible program across the University encourages clear, non-scientific communication to non-scientific audiences. Within the center, the student spaces provide for project based activities and foster collaboration among faculty and students with flexible furniture and ease of circulation throughout the space.

Some of the unique aspects of the space include:

A stereo 3D lab with both portable flat screens to display to small groups and a large central screen.

Interactive teaching walls to make every space a collaborative working area.

A computer visualization lab, with eight high-performance work stations with dual monitors and dual ceiling-mounted projectors, for a seamless wall-to-wall image at the front of the room.

An area for large format and 3-D printing

For more photos, please visit the IQ Center website.