During Summer 2015 MEGL ran a 20-participant program (its inaugural program). There were three research groups, named: Orbits, Special Words, and Polytopes. Each of these group engaged in experimental research involving faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.
Teams met weekly to conduct experiments generating data, make conjectures from data, and work on theory resulting from conjectures. Additionally, there were development teams in Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, and Community Engagement. The summer ended with a Symposium where all teams presented their work, and with a significant participation in the 2015 Geometry Labs United Conference (where all three research teams placed in the research poster competition; including first prize).