2019 Laboween Is Wednesday October 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. !

2019 laboween


Visit Mechanical Engineering labs to see current research and find your passion!  Participating in research gives you the chance to be mentored by faculty and PhD researchers while engaged in current developments in the field.  Involvement in research also increases competitiveness for jobs, scholarships and graduate school admissions.

Where:  Labs in the Engineering, Clyde and Crabtree buildings. See the list below. 

When:  Wednesday, October 30 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Family and friends also welcome!

Why:  Candy! Demonstrations! Fun! 

For more information on each lab: Click on the lab name to explore their website for more information about their research and accomplishments.

Laboween Map

The Laboween Map shows the locations of all participating labs, along with a description of their Laboween afternoon activities.



  • CB 131 - THERMAL & FLUIDS TRANSPORT  Dr. Maynes & Dr.Crockett Every 20 minutes: hands on participation and current research information.
  • CB 154 - CHECKOUT ROOM Kevin Cole Continuous demos:  We help you with materials and equipment needed for your research, class and personal projects.
  • CB 171 - STRATIFIED FLOW LAB Dr. Crockett Every 20 minutes: hands on participation and current research information.
  • CB 187 - MATERIALS INNOVATION LAB  Drs. Fullwood, Homer & Johnson Stop by and see a variety of engaging materials science demonstrations, including shape memory alloys, polymer cross-linking to make silly putty.

Engineering Building

  • EB B107 - NEUROMECHANICS Dr. Charles Every 20 minutes: use a motion capture system, watch your bones move, and see a skeleton playing a video game -- all as an introduction to our research on how people control their movements.
  • EB B134- TEMP LAB  Dr. Munro Every 20 minutes: will be making glow-in-the-dark spider webs.
  • EB 117   - PROTOTYPING LAB Nick Hawkins Continuous: drop by to see awesome equipment available for your class and personal projects.  Some small hands-on projects are available to do.
  • EB 122  - COMPLIANT MECHANISMS Drs. Howell, Jensen & Magleby Every 20 minutes: demonstrations of applying origami design to solve a variety of engineering problems in diverse fields.
  • EB 140   - ROBOTICS & DYAMICS (RAD) Dr. Killpack & Dr. Colton Continuous: inflatable soft robots moving around; see and interact with other robot manipulators.
  • EB 146   - MAGICC LAB (Unmanned Aircraft) Dr. McLain Every 20 minutes: Flying quadrorotors and whirlybirds as well as videos and conversation about unmanned flight control. 
  • EB 230  - DESIGN EXPLORATION Dr. Mattson Explore new methods that can be used to develop new and better products. Come participate in a design challenge.
  • EB 304  - CREATE LAB Dr. Crane Stop by and see examples of 3D Printed objects and learn about 3D printing tools and research on campus. See what you can build with a 3D printing pen, weld chocolate together, and try some other hands-on activities.
  • EB 340   - FLIGHT OPTIMIZATION & WIND (FLOW) Dr. Ning Continuous visual and mini presentations on current research.


How to Find Us

From locations north of Provo:

  1. Take I-15 south to Exit 269; exit I-15 to go east on University Parkway.
  2. Keep left at the fork and go east on University Parkway.
  3. Follow University Parkway East for about 4 miles, through multiple traffic signals. At University Parkway and Canyon Road, you will see LaVell Edwards Stadium on the Northeast corner.
  4. Continue about 1 mile straight on University Parkway past the stadium, up the hill to the traffic signal at 900 East. Turn right (south) onto 900 East.
  5. Drive south to the second traffic signal; turn right (west) onto Campus Lane (1100 N).
  6. Take the first left (south) to the Visitor Parking Lot.

From locations south of Provo:

  1. Take I-15 north to Exit 263 University Avenue.
  2. Continue north on University Avenue about 2 miles to Provo Center Street.
  3. Turn right (east) onto Center Street; continue straight through the traffic circle (roundabout).
  4. Turn left (north) onto 900 East, continue north about one mile to Campus Lane (1100 N).
  5. Turn left (west) onto Campus Lane. Take the first left to the Visitor Parking Lot.

From the Parking Lot to the ME Office:

  1. Follow directions on map below to reach west entrance of the new Engineering Building (it is directly south of the Clyde Building).
  2. Enter west doors (2nd floor) and go upstairs to the 3rd floor. At the top of the stairs turn right 180 degrees and proceed to ME office in southwest corner of building (350 EB).
Directions to Engineering Building