Roser ATLAS Building


Roser ATLAS Center

The Roser ATLAS Center sits northeast of the Visual Arts Complex on 18th Street. Home to the ATLAS Institute, it is a hub of interdisciplinary learning, research and collaboration in engineering, creative technologies and design. Attracting innovative researchers and students intent on forging new and better ways to integrate technology into modern life, ATLAS includes the Interactive Robotics and Novel Technologies Lab, the BTU Lab hackerspace, the Laboratory for Playful Computation, the Black Box Experimental Studio, and the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

ATLAS academic programs include a Bachelor of Science in Technology, Arts and Media (TAM), which invites students to investigate and develop digital technologies in unconventional and speculative ways; the TAM minor and certificate programs, which enable students to develop valuable skills in digital media to complement their majors; a radically interdisciplinary doctoral program; and a Master of Science with tracks in Creative Technology and Design, and Information and Communication Technology for Development.



Invent, create, design. Encouraging students to apply their creativity and develop new technologies is central to the ATLAS Institute’s mission. This photo was taken in a synthesizer lab, where students are encouraged to explore new and old ways of processing, enhancing and hacking audio signals.