IMPACT for Students

Clubs, Projects, and Student Startups

dungeons and dragons 3d prints

DU Dungeons and Dragons Club

The DU Dungeons and Dragons Club (DU DAD)  is one of the largest clubs on DU's campus.  The club meets within the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and regularly uses the Innovation Labs' resources for prototyping character and figurine designs and game pieces.  DU DAD has student employee representation among the Innovation Labs' staff and are deeply connected to the everyday operation of the Labs.

ahead wind prototype

Ahead Wind - student startup

Ahead Wind is a company envisioned, launched, and operated by three DU alumni.  The company's birthplace is the Innovation Labs where the student founders explored the resources, both material, space, and knowledge-based, that the Innovation Labs offered.  Ahead Wind focuses on building Smart software powered by high-accuracy sensors to achieve optimal Slicing and Real-Time Machine Control on every 3D printing machine.

cardboard sustainable furniture

Sustainable Cardboard and Repurposed Wood Furniture

Students have been designing and producing sustainable furniture in the Innovation Labs to include seating made from cardboard (pictured here) and bus stop benches produced from repurposed pallet hard wood and placed at bus stops in the community.

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