On November 16, the Robins School of Business successfully opened the new iLab. The space is a hub for creative minds to come together and share ideas. The iLab features the latest technology, including writable surface walls, monitors and laptops for presentations, and furniture that can be configured in multiple ways to serve as a space for classes, small group meetings, and individual work stations.

Dozens of students, faculty, and staff visited the iLab during the grand opening, sharing coffee donated by Michael Woitach, ’14, owner of Convergent Coffee, and Sugar Shack Donuts. The grand opening also featured a presentation on how to use the new technology by Micah Berry, multimedia specialist. 

The new features of the iLab are as follows:

-       Epson Interactive Projector and white board 

-       Wireless presentation of up to 10 devices using the new Solstice Pods

-       Four separate work and study areas with dedicated multimedia displays

-       Camera and microphone installed in room for Panopto lecture capture and Skype calls

-       The ability to send any input to any and all of the rooms displays

-       Multiple ways to connect your devices to multiple displays

-       If you connect your laptop to a wall plate, the associated display will turn on automatically

-       eBeam interactive whiteboard system, turning whiteboard notes into PDF documents for student, faculty, and staff use.

Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the Robins School of Business, says she was inspired to create the iLab to give students a new and unique opportunity on campus.

“Many of our older business and social enterprises are being disrupted today.  The new iLab, where the ‘i’ can stand for ideas, imagination, inspiration, and innovation, provides a setting where new ideas are encouraged and take root,” Bagranoff said. “We wanted a space that was inconsistent with our usual look and feel and that would be futuristic, with state of the art technology.”

The iLab grand opening also featured the launch of a new page on the Robins School of Business website, Support Spider Businesses. Our alumni entrepreneurs are featured there by industry, with contact information and details about their various business endeavors. If you would like to have your business featured on our website, fill out this form

For more information about how to use the technology in the iLab, please contact multimedia support services. To gain access to the iLab, see below:

Student Access Form

Faculty/Staff Access Form