Students, faculty and staff now have an opportunity to de-stress with therapy dogs, thanks to the MIT Puppy Lab.
Dog owner and graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Stephanie Ku, created the proposal this past fall.
After receiving a grant from the MindHandHeart Innovation Fund, Ku started the project.
Visit sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (3-5 p.m.) on May 10, 11, 17 and 18. The lab can be found in the Lobby 10 Community Lounge.
Playing with puppies is said to be a stress-reliever and nerve-calmer.
The opening of the lab coincides with final exams and National Mental Health Awareness Month.