Kay Family Foundation Innovation Lab

Thanks to a generous gift from the Kay Family Foundation, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences now features a mobile technology lab designed to foster student collaboration.

The Kay Family Foundation Innovation Lab features state-of-the-art equipment, including Apple TVs and a PolyVision smartboard. MacBook Airs and iPads also are available for checkout to students enrolled in a Bren School major who are in good academic standing.

The lab is located in ICS2, Room 110.

Lab Availability and Policies

Access to the Kay Family Foundation Innovation Lab will be granted on a quarterly basis to students in a Bren School of ICS major. Students must request access from the Bren School facilities via, specifying Shannon Rudder (srudder) as Supervisor. Access to the lab is 7am to 10pm daily. Access will expire at the end of each quarter.

Important Guidelines:

  • Students are not to open the door for unauthorized users, at the risk of losing room privileges for a full quarter. Students are not to prop the door open, at the risk of losing room privileges permanently.
  • Food or drinks (including water) are not allowed in the lab, and anybody found with food/drink in the room will lose room privileges for a full quarter.

The lab will be monitored via periodic checks by ICS Student Council members who helped design the lab and develop these policies. The ICS Student Council has been tasked with supporting the Bren School in its enforcement of these rules.

Periodically, the lab may be reserved for a class or seminar. Please check if the room is available for use (or booked). Check Schedule

MacBook Air & iPad Checkout Policy

Students must be enrolled in a Bren School major and must be in good academic standing in order to check out a MacBook Air or an iPad. These computers may be checked out for one week at a time — one device per student — via online reservation only.

    You must reserve a computer in advance at:   
    When the laptop or tablet you’ve requested is available, you will be notified via email and granted two sessions to pick up the device from ICS 346 before your request is cancelled. Pickup days/times are as follows:
    • Monday - 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Friday - 11 a.m. to noon
    If you return the MacBook Air or iPad past the due date, you will be charged a $10 fee for each day the computer is late, up to one week. If the computer is not returned by seven days past the due date, the value of the device will be added to your UCI student Zot Account in the Registrar’s Office.
    If the device sustains any damage while you have it checked out, you will be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement.