The Open Collaboration Lab supports ongoing Hacker Hours for students to work with one another in non-classroom settings, Faculty Development Workshops to foster collaborations between classes, professional visits from artists and designers who collaborate across STEM fields, student exhibitions that demonstrate art and design projects utilizing math, science and technology. Through collaboration, students produce work they could not produce on their own, and come to feel part of something bigger than themselves. These collaborations give students skills in STEM fields and in working with STEM specialists, which leads to greater career opportunities for art and design students in industries that engage STEM disciplines. As well, the Open Collaboration Lab directly addresses the college-wide learning outcome for collaboration.