Are we crazy to argue that we can take on the most challenging problems today and solve them here at KSU?

In a world of constantly emerging new technologies and connectivity, change is driven by fast, effective technology innovation. At the MAD Lab in the Coles College of Business, we create cutting-edge solutions, train students and engage with the business community to advance innovations. We’re dedicated to attracting and growing student talent, while providing an incubation lab for research in the information systems field.

We are the MAD Lab focused on Module Agile Deployment. Modular means resilience and reusability. Modular systems enable designs to be re-arranged and replaced more easily. Agile means iterative and testable. Agile systems enable development to try options and get feedback that enables further option development. Deployment means getting actual value from systems. Deployed systems fit into work processes and get used by people doing real tasks. A MAD approach makes it possible to breakdown large, challenging problems into smaller chunks to make progress toward solutions. That is what we teach and what we practice.

Current Major Problem Spaces in our focus are:

  • 911 Crisis Response Systems and Mental Health Resources coordination.
  • 3D Technologies and How to Introduce and Learn them at Scale

Programming, Animation, Robotics, Computing (PARC) camp. $295/week 8:30-4:30pm

Discover where TECHNOLOGY and CREATIVITY collide! Work with real 3D printing technology to design and build your own creations. Expert Kennesaw State University educators teach you the technical skills to take your ideas out of your imagination and bring them into the real world.

Open to all high school students. Primary activity hours are 9am - 3pm. The schedule begins with icebreakers/mixers on Monday then a technical session, followed by lunch at our award-winning Commons, then recreation and project work time in the afternoon. The following days are similar with presentations on Friday afternoon. Students can come as early as 8:30am and stay as late as 4:30pm for independent work time in the lab facilities. Register here. Questions? Email Prof. Solomon Negash today.


Our Primary Lab Location is Room 465 of the Burruss Building in the Coles College of Business on the main campus green. (Campus Map and Bus Schedules).

Burruss 465
MAD Lab at Burruss 465