Since opening in 2012, the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID) has served as the hub for collaborative design and interdisciplinary activity at Yale University. Its goal is to enable the design, development, and actualization of ideas, from the whiteboard to the real world. Students, staff, and faculty from across Yale have access to CEID resources, participate in courses and events, and collaborate with CEID staff on a wide range of projects. See below for more about the CEID, our community of members, and some of the courses we offer, or download our one pager.
The CEID acts as both an educational resource as well as a focal point for design and engineering on campus. Our 8,700 square foot design lab combines an open studio, lecture hall, wet lab, and meeting rooms. The studio is equipped with 3-D printers, hand-tools, electronics work stations, and a variety of materials for our members to use. Members have 24/7 access to our studio space, as well as to a state-of-the-art machine shop, wood shop, and wet lab during our regular staffed hours.
A variety of activities, events, and organizations are hosted in our space: CEID workshops and trainings allow members to build skills through fun hands-on projects, while guest lectures, tech talks, and social events bring together people from all over Yale to have fun and share ideas. From undergraduate clubs to hackathons, the CEID supports interdisciplinary activity at all levels, enabling student-led collaborative projects like the construction of an 8-foot diameter radio telescope and the design and fabrication of the Yale Treehouse.
For more information on our equipment, trainings, and hours, see the Space page and peruse our frequently asked questions. Check out our Media page to see some of the cool projects that have come through our doors, as well as our Calendar for a listing of events and activities throughout the year!