REACTOR Shops & Labs

The Reactor Shops & Labs are a series of maker environments located inside the DI HUB that facilitate the Design Innovation Initiative’s conceptual modes of innovation, collaboration, and problem-solving.

The largest of these maker environments is the Reactor, which hosts a large studio-like workspace and a number of specialized "shops" that directly support collaborative prototyping and making activities. 

Beyond the Reactor, the DI HUB also houses a series of labs that support research and exploration related to emerging technologies and disciplines. Most notably, this includes the Blank_Lab and X_Realm which feature immersive multimedia technologies such as extended reality. These labs all function through significant partnerships between the Design Innovation Initiative and other Kent State University units. 

Access to the Reactor Shops & Labs is available to all KSU students, staff, faculty, and community members who have attended a DI Hub Orientation Session and become active DI Hub members.

For more information about membership, please visit our DI Hub Membership page. For general questions or inquiries, please reach out to our DI Staff and Crew by emailing