August 29, 2014
A visualization wall, 3-D printing and scanning, high-tech study rooms, and seriously comfy furniture: attendees at the August 27 Collaboration Commons dedication event learned all about the cool new technology and study spaces available for students in Marston Science Library (MSL).
Collaboration Commons is located in the MSL basement, but don’t associate “basement” with darkness and unwanted clutter! This study and collaboration area is full of natural light and open space, with furniture selected for optimal student comfort. Along with the MADE@UF lab (a space dedicated to the development of mobile apps), there are banks of computers, a Visualization and Conference Room, and 21 study spaces that students can reserve. At the dedication event, Senior VP and Provost Joe Glover said there is almost as much seating capacity in Collaboration Commons as there is in University Auditorium…but MSL’s Collaboration Commons has one thing over the Auditorium: lots and lots of power strips!
UFIT manages the lab area of Collaboration Commons. A list of what is available on the lab computers and lab hours is available here. For more information about this great new study space, please email Marston Science Library Chair Valrie Minson.