Get a peek at YSU’s Launch Lab June 13, part of NEO Hour of Making

makerThe public can get a sneak preview of Youngstown State University’s newest innovation space, Launch Lab, from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

The event is part of Northeast Ohio Hour of Making, when sites across NEO will be opening their doors to the public. The Hour of Making is part of the National Week of Making and showcases regional “maker” activities that are empowering students, faculty and the broader public to imagine, innovate and bring ideas to life.

Launch Lab is a collaboration between the YSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and the YSU College of Creative arts and Communication. Using cutting edge technologies, Launch Lab users are able to scan 3D objects, create digital models, and print them as working, physical objects.

The lab is housed in the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., in Youngstown, on the YSU campus. Guests should enter through the main entrance of the Butler Institute and follow the signs to the Launch Lab event. Parking is available across the street in the Wick Avenue deck.