The hub for outside-the-box thinking and creative problem solving on campus is the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation (GCCI).
The Center serves as an umbrella for three Innovation Stations: Hartwick’s Makerspace, Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab), and Hartwick’s entrepreneurship hub (E-Hub).
All three platforms are part of the College’s overall strategy to further enhance Hartwick’s interdisciplinary approach to learning to make our students more marketable problem solvers in a tech-savvy world. Students benefit by connecting what they are learning in the classroom with real needs in the community. The GCCI is an idea incubator and an instigator of innovative approaches to academic coursework both for credit and not for credit.
Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 and Tim Herbert provided the backbone of support for the GCCI, named in honor of her father, with a $1.25 million gift to the College. Hartwick will soon move forward to hire a director of innovation to oversee programming at the Center. The College seeks continued funding to match the Herbert family’s leadership gift for the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation (GCCI) to continue to advance students’ creative problem-solving skills.