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: Click here to Level Up!
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Recent News


A Big Day for IdeaFactory

Today is a big day for IdeaFactory.  We welcome a MakerBot Replicator 2X to the family of resources available to... Read More →

NSTA Boston 2014

IdeaFactory’s trip to Boston for the National Science Teachers Association Conference was a terrific success.   Impacts  broadened to include... Read More →

IdeaFactory products now in New York

Harrison Central School District on Long Island Sound and Queens have adopted IdeaFactory earth science products in their classrooms.  ... 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