Enhancing the TCU Experience

1) By supporting students in advancing an idea to a prototype.
2) By supporting student organizations and initiatives like the TCU App Club: Click here for more.

Helping K-12 Teachers & Learners

with new tools and professional development.

Community Impact

with outreach camps like Design Camp

Recent News


CAD Design Camp This July

The TCU IdeaFactory will be hosting Design Camp this July with help from the Fab Lab. Design Camp is a 3... Read More →

IdeaFactory Students Win Internal Values & Ventures Business Plan Competition

Several teams competed this year for the opportunity to represent TCU in the Values & Ventures Business Plan Competition this... Read More →


planIt is an idea that was inspired by a vision for students to experience new adventures while creating memories with... Read More →

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Pangea Mat & Cutter

Plate tectonics using clay. Have you ever noticed that the continents seem to fit together like a puzzle? This data and more led to the theory of plate tectonics. Let’s build a clay model, and then expand it to explain how.. read more

Dance of the Continents

Science is people, ideas, models and data that come together to tell a rich story filled with creativity, tragedy, perseverance, levity, and triumph. Let’s see how the story of plate tectonics embodies these.. read more

Plate Detective

“Plate Detective” is a tool that enables students to compile scientific data from sea floor topography, volcano distributions, earthquake distributions, sea floor age, and magnetic patterns to create a model read more


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About TCU Idea Factory

The TCU IdeaFactory is an educational initiative from the College of Science and Engineering aimed at providing TCU undergraduates out-of-the-box experiences in creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Contact Us

Eric Simanek, 817-257-5355

Cedric James , 817-257-4913