For the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years, the Mallot Innovation and Prototyping Suite will be in ME G028.

Welcome to the Malott Innovation and Prototyping Suite

The Malott Innovation and Prototyping Suite (MIPS) is part of a suite of spaces that are available for current Mechanical Engineering students. This space has hand tools, cordless tools and other tooling for students to use for class and personal projects. There will be an annual quiz for safety and rules for the space. Currently there is a 15 questions quiz and ME students can only miss one question to gain access. Please report any issues with the space to

Open Hours

The Lab is Now OPEN!

The space will have 7am-midnight access with volunteers working in a variety of hours but not full time.

To gain access after-hours all students must also pass the ME Building Emergency Plan Quiz.


Any glues, paints, or other chemicals used in the lab MUST be on the approved list. New chemical/glues/paints MUST be approved BEFORE they can be used in the lab area.

Lab Rules

  • You must swipe your own ID card every time you enter the lab.
  • You must not allow other people into the lab off your card swipe.
  • You must not prop the door open.
  • No food or drink in the lab.
  • Absolutely NO tools or equipment can be removed and/or borrowed from the lab.
  • You must be a registered ME person to have access to the lab.
  • You may not make any of the following:
    • Weapons
    • Parts you intend on selling
    • Anything illegal under state or federal law
    • Anything against department or university policy
  • You must clean your work area & put tooling away when you finish.
  • You must NOT attempt to fix the tooling or use any tooling that is out of order.
  • You may not move equipment, furniture, or otherwise modify the lab.
  • Report any broken tooling to
  • Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in this space.

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