idealab teaching station

The IdeaLab is a dynamic computer lab and instruction space. Over the years, it has seen multiple transformations leading to different uses of the space. With recent changes to the computer landscape of Carleton College, we are re-imagining the space again. Due to the COVID pandemic, Carleton shifted resources to provide all faculty and many students with Carleton-funded laptops. This, in turn, led to a reduction of computers in many lab spaces, including the IdeaLab. We are working on a new way to use this space that emphasizes collaboration and learning by proximity. Our plan is a space with different areas of collaboration.


PEPS and Academic Technology work together to support and bring you the IdeaLab!  You can drop-in to use the lab any time it is available, and you’re also welcome to reserve the lab for your class or event using this reservation form.