Auburn University Libraries offers high school students a chance to learn about the I&RC

Published: September 01, 2021

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This fall, Auburn University Libraries’ Innovation and Research Commons, or I&RC, will hold two sessions to introduce area high school students to the new technologies housed in the library. Students may choose from sessions held on either Oct. 18 or Nov. 11.

The I&RC on the first floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library was opened in fall 2020 with new services and programs for the use of all faculty, staff and students of Auburn University.

“The Innovation and Research Commons is our newest offering to library users at Auburn University,” said Shali Zhang, dean of libraries at Auburn University. “This interdisciplinary space fosters a spirit of exploration and play while providing technologies for research and innovation. Access to technology and digital knowledge is crucial to students’ success in today’s world. The Auburn University Libraries would like to offer high school students planning to pursue higher education the opportunity to engage with our technology alongside our experts in the field.”

Each I&RC session will offer hands-on and interdisciplinary learning experiences for students involving Adobe instruction, 3D printing, Liquid Galaxy and Expanded Reality. Classes will be taught by Auburn University Libraries’ instructors to a group of 20 students per session, assisting them in using the equipment and helping them to build valuable technical skills.

Auburn University Libraries will offer two opportunities for students to explore the Innovation & Research Commons Oct. 18 and Nov. 11, both from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost for a session is $30.

Click here to register.