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COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
NOTICE: All students working in the AIS will be asked to follow all safety guidelines and protocols set by the CDC and NM Department of Health to help protect the safety and health of the NMSU community. These include, but are not limited to, wearing a mask at all times in the AIS, staying six feet apart from other students if you are not fully vaccinated, and staying home if you believe you are showing any symptoms of illness. If you have any questions about the NMSU COVID-19 response, please visit


Located on the second floor of NMSU’s Engineering Complex 1, the AIS is a student-managed makerspace established to give students, faculty, and community members access to state-of-the-art resources to help foster innovation and entrepreneurship. The Innovation Space serves as a gathering point where students, researchers, and everyone in between can connect to work on projects.

Students have access to experienced mentors, new technologies and the latest engineering design software and tools.  The AIS is equipped with 3D printers, a fully-stocked electronics lab, a variety of sensors and programmable development boards, robotics kits, extensive multi-disciplinary software, and low-resolution prototyping materials to aid in the creation of innovative technologies.

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A learning-focused environment that encourages innovation, ideation, creativity and entrepreneurship

Experienced engineering students on hand to assist in the engineering design process and prototype development and training for students to use the available equipment

3D printing and materials for rapid prototyping

Electronics equipment and programmable development boards (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.)

Robotics equipment

An environment that bridges the gap between classroom knowledge and real-world application

Pathways to entrepreneurship through partnership with NMSU's Arrowhead Center