A new student group dedicated to facilitating interdisciplinary research projects in the University’s first innovation lab is in full swing this semester.

The Innovation Lab Club was approved last semester prior to the addition of a special physics department lab space built in Corcoran Hall but is kicking off this spring. Sylvain Guiriec, an astrophysics professor and chair of the Innovation Lab Club, said the group – which students from all majors are encouraged to join – aims to promote the importance of STEM research, focusing on projects that directly impact campus, like monitoring highly populated pollen spaces and creating upgraded diversity trainings on virtual reality technology.

“What we’ve been doing so far, the club, is actually looking into how we can bring physics outside this building, how we can actually bring the people inside the building so that…

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