New EDI Building

Location and Hours

Student Access Section

Access to the build space, 3d printing, computer stations, machining area, and training sessions can all be scheduled here: Learning Factory Booking Page.


Click here for Safety Training.

Click here for Other training. (e.g. machining, welding, woodshop)


The Learning Factory is part of the Engineering Design and Innovation Building, located on West Campus at Penn State University Park.


Atherton Street/Business Route 322 (State College, PA) to White Course Drive


Fall Semester (including the week of the 11th)

  • All supervised spaces are closed 12-12:30 on W.
  • The 4th floor is open and staffed 8am-10pm, M-F, and 12-4pm Sat/Sun.
  • The wood shop is open 8am-6pm, T,Th and 9:30am-7:30pm Wed. Closed Friday.
  • The metal shop is closed Monday. It is open 8am-6pm, T,W,F and 9:30am-7:30pm Thurs.
  • The EE/IoT shop is open 2-6pm M, 3-9pm T, 10am-8pm W, 10am-8pm Th, 2pm-6pm F
  • The EE/IoT shop is open 2-6pm M, 3-9pm T, 10am-8pm W, 10am-8pm Th, 2pm-6pm F


Monday – Friday: 8 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm


Shop Supervisors

Matt Hassinger

Steven White



 Take an aerial tour of the new EDI Building!



Our mission is to help bring the real-world into the classroom by providing engineering students with practical hands-on experience through industry-sponsored and client-based capstone design projects. Since its inception, the Learning Factory has completed more than 1,800 projects for more than 500 different sponsors, and nearly 9,000 engineering students at Penn State University Park participated in such a project.

The Learning Factory

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802