The mission of the Bryan Innovation Lab is to inspire and educate students, faculty, staff, and the greater Steward community by connecting global thought leadership with interactive problem-solving opportunities in order to discover, engage, and excel in our rapidly changing world.
This unique facility
and programming will strengthen the knowledge and awareness that we are all part of a greater system and have the opportunity to play a significant role in finding solutions to challenges we face together. We believe the unique hands-on learning environment of the Bryan Lab will enhance and strengthen each student’s enthusiasm for learning, adaptability, and critical thinking skills. Within all topics and program areas we strive to enhance the integration of innovation, technology, systems thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.
Philosophy of the Bryan Lab
Through the engagement of dynamic local and global experts
, we will inspire students and faculty to further their own understanding of what drives them as stewards. We believe that the most meaningful learning is experiential, interdisciplinary, and focused on real-world issues. We bring accessibility to major economic drivers in our society by utilizing the Lab’s features to investigate three main areas of focus: energy and resources, health and wellness, and the natural and the built environments. These areas studied together give students opportunities to view the topics from a worldly perspective. For this to be effective, learning not only requires the active involvement of students, faculty, and staff, but also of families and mentors from the broader community.
Through the exploration of these program areas, our students will become players in the arena of expanding world demands and exponentially shrinking resources. They are encouraged to communicate their knowledge of world perspectives, utilize critical thinking, and collaborate to develop innovative solutions. This experience will help prepare them to have the confidence to tackle issues they encounter as they progress through life.