About The Cove

Opening its doors in 2022, The Cove @ The CREATE Institute supports expanding experiential learning opportunities on campus. The Cove provides a structure for the MSOE community to engage in project-based learning and mindset development. We foster the growth of the Entrepreneurial Mindset through open lab hours, hands-on workshops and guest speaker series.

Physical Location

  • Ladish Co. Entrepreneurial Space: located on the ground floor of Viets Tower, this collaboration space is open to all MSOE community members to host workshops, competitions and guest speakers.
  • Nelson Prototype Lab: located on the ground floor of Viets Tower, this lab is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni who are interested in hands-on exploration. Training is required to use the 3D printers, Cricut machines and button maker. 

Resources in the Nelson Prototype Lab

  • Fully equipped with all you need to create prototypes and explore the MSOE Mindset (including 3D printers, Cricut machines, hand tools, button maker and so much more)
  • Consumables are available free of charge to students using the lab for academic purposes.
  • If you are interested in using lab equipment, check out our Canvas training course.

Cove Programming

  • We support programming grounded in the exposure, practice, and integration of the entrepreneurial mindset: curiosity, connections and creating value.
  • There are four signature programs supported throughout the academic year:
    • Conversations @ The Cove
    • Entrepreneurial Mindset Development @ The Cove
    • Experiential Learning @ The Cove
    • Workshops @ The Cove
  • Visit our events page for more information about upcoming programs

Student Leadership Development Program

The CREATE Institute offers a leadership development program for students, the CREATE Student Fellows Program. The program is grounded in the tenets of servant-leadership and strengthens development of the MSOE Mindset.