Peter Irving Wold Center

A leading edge interdisciplinary hub

The three-story Wold Center is a dynamic hub for learning, research and innovation at the intersection of science, engineering and the liberal arts. Here’s where you’ll conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in the Wright Biochemistry Research Laboratories and in the Aerogel Lab, which manufactures some of the lightest solid materials known. Where you can do research with robots and leverage a state-of-the-art motion capture system in the CRoCHET Lab CROCHET lab (the Collaborative Robotics and Computer-Human Empirical Testing lab). Where you’ll immerse yourself in the Energy and Environmental Engineering Suite, Rooftop Energy Research Lab or Center for Data Analytics.
A student conducting research in one of the biochemistry suites.
A view of a faculty member, students and robot in the CROCHET Lab

Or why not get in touch with your inner maker in the 3D Print Lab or the Imagine Lab, a space for virtual, augmented and mixed reality?

No matter what your academic interests or major, you’re bound to gather informally with friends and faculty in the light-filled MacLean Family Atrium, perhaps with a snack or latte from the Starbucks café. You’re sure to find a favorite place to read, write or study on one of the cozy couches and chairs. And during the College’s annual Steinmetz Symposium, the Wold Center is a central venue for poster presentations from multiple disciplines, as students show off the research they’ve been doing all year before their peers, professors and parents. The energy is nothing less than palpable.

Factoid: The Peter Irving Wold Center has earned LEED Gold status, one of the highest honors for sustainable design

A view of the Wold Atrium interior
 A perspective of a classroom seen through glass windows from a hallway.
Conducting research in the aerogel lab