Because our majors benefit from hands-on experiences to to assist in their learning, they need up-to-date labs and research facilities. Each department maintains and updates its learning facilities to provide real-world and technology experiences for their students. In addition, certain labs were created to focus on one type of research, led by faculty in the department.
The Department of Computer Graphics Technology is a global leader in preparing students for careers in the games and animation industries. Alumni have gone on to work at Disney, DreamWorks and Industrial Light and Magic. The hotbed of that creativity is the Games Innovation Lab.
The High Performance Computer Graphics Laboratory at Purdue University focuses on research in the fields of procedural modeling, computer and computational graphics, real-time rendering, visualization, computer animation and perceptual problems.
Visit the lab's web page for more information.
The IDEA Lab encourages creative thinking, interactive media and animation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Purdue's Product Lifecycle Management Lab is an interdisciplinary research center. The Center fuses the talents and resources from the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Engineering, Science, and Krannert School of Management into a single focused entity to serve as a resource for industry. Through the study, training, and implementation of product lifecycle management (PLM), the Center draws on expertise from all areas of the Purdue community to provide the Center's partners in business and industry with knowledge and tools.
The Visual Effects Lab is a state-of-the-art production studio where students produce videos with Hollywood-like production values right on campus.