Mission & Purpose
The Allegheny Lab for Innovation & Creativity (ALIC) and ALIC @ Bessemer involve an ecosystem of resources that give students and regional industry partners the technologies and skills to thrive in a rapidly transforming economy. From co-op programs and grants to micro-credentials and industry workshops, ALIC is where individuals and organizations build their capacities to respond to rapidly evolving technologies.
These labs are places where science and the humanities intersect, providing hands-on experience with technology and opportunities to think critically about its context, history and implications. And, creates a tech economy capable of sustaining continued economic growth for our region.
The on-campus location is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and college-wide resource designed to educate students and staff in the use and application of emerging and established digital fabrication and design tools and encourage broader engagement with these tools across disciplines. The lab empowers students, researchers and faculty across the curriculum to design and build prototypes of products, scientific equipment, artistic projects, robots, virtual environments, video games, smart devices and anything else they can imagine in a facility equipped with an array of sophisticated digital equipment.
ALIC @ Bessemer
This location is a centralized industry-facing facility where organizations, Crawford County residents, and Allegheny students develop ideas, skills, and technologies that represent the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing driven by the insights of our industry partners. ALIC @ Bessemer will house an industry training and production hub, advanced manufacturing laboratories, and an incubator to bring entrepreneurial ambitions to life.