Since opening in 2012, the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID) has served as the hub for collaborative design and interdisciplinary activity at Yale University. Its goal is to enable the design, development, and actualization of ideas, from the whiteboard to the real world. Students, staff, and faculty from across Yale have access to CEID resources, participate in courses and events, and collaborate with CEID staff on a wide range of projects. Visitors will learn more about the Yale CEID and how it has contributed to projects related to the preservation of cultural heritage through partnership between CEID design classes and the Yale Institute of the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, as well as through relevant student and staff projects.
Visitors will also hear a modern CEID-built replica of an Oud (an ancient middle-eastern string instrument) in performance, and discuss how the “maker” movement can support cultural preservation themes and objectives.