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Research, Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurial (RIDE) Center

Discover our dynamic learning hub, fostering collaboration, industry partnerships, and hands-on experiences.

Explore the recently renovated Parenzo Hall, where you'll find the Research, Innovation, Design, & Entrepreneurial (RIDE) Center. It's not just a fabrication lab—it's a place for developing innovative ideas and entrepreneurial practices in Western MA. We're dedicated to getting students involved by partnering with external stakeholders and community leaders to address complex problems. We use fabrication and design tools that encourage creativity and innovation, engaging and preparing our students to be thought leaders for jobs of the future.

Ready to Get Started? Here's What's Next at the RIDE Center.

Whether you're eager to jump into action, meet the team, or explore upcoming events and workshops, you're in the right place. Get ready to start an exciting journey as we guide you through all the opportunities awaiting you at the RIDE Center.


Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Please note: Before you can utilize any equipment in the RIDE Center, you must be trained by a staff member. To learn more information about how to obtain a Skills Badge and schedule time for training, click here.

View the RIDE Center Calendar

SPRING 2024 Drop In Hours:

Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Friday: 1:00pm-4:00pm

RIDE Center Faculty Fellows

Innovation would mean nothing without faculty who share the same vision. 

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Contact Us

Lamis Jarvinen, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Research, Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurial Center
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