Fimbel Lab is only available by appointment for Mount Holyoke College students, faculty and staff for academic/MHC-work related projects until further notice. All MHC safety measures must be followed (face covering, social distancing, etc). Please see our FAQ page for more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Tour the lab from home with our video and virtual tours, or request an in-person tour.
If you can’t make it to campus, we’ll bring the campus to you! We have three models in PDF format for you to download, print, and fold.
The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab staff and equipment support a wide range of classes in specific areas of study. Courses from robotics, costume-making, art studio, art history, theatre arts, architectural studies — even international relations — have all used the Fimbel Lab facilities.
Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab staff and student workers regularly hold workshops from bike repair to Halloween costumes that are open to all students, faculty and staff. They also collaborate with departments and student orgs to help promote activities and events.
A crucial part of the Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab mission is working with students beyond the College, especially those from underrepresented groups who are interested in engineering and science. The staff will work with schools and organizations to explore workshops and curricular support.
- encourages students to seek answers to new questions and answer old questions through a new lens
- sparks interest in STEM disciplines, which helps grow a strong pipeline of women professionals in these fields
- expands learning and professional pathways in digital arts and humanities fields
- challenges preconceived notions of who can access technology to solve real-world problems.