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In the fall of 2014, Ryan Cameron read a spam email entitled, “Build your own supercomputer out of Raspberry Pi boards” where he saw the plans of a Boise State doctoral student who needed a supercomputer while the one he normally used was down for maintenance. He built one from a Linux-based Raspberry Pi cluster. Gathering together interested Creighton IT professionals and student interns and following online instructions, they built a supercomputer. This was the start of the research computing center at Creighton which has grown into a much needed resource.


Ryan also had the vision that every Creighton student should have an innovation experience and that the University should have an innovation engine to generate and accelerate ideas from across campus. From these beginnings, it was imagined how the space and program could be developed to support that vision. The result was the Radlab, or Creighton University’s Research and Development Lab, located on the lower level of the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library. The Radlab formally opened on April 12, 2016.


The Radlab joined the Creighton University Libraries in July 2021 and was renamed to the IDEA Hub to better fit with its academic priorities.

2021-2022 IDEA Hub Annual Report

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