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Higher Ed and the Week of Making 2016 (June 17th-23rd 2016)

Seventy-eight colleges and universities in 32 states representing more than 1.1 million students are committing to take new actions in support of the maker movement on their campuses and in their communities.

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Projects

Showcasing vibrant outcomes and initiatives that are advancing Making

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Spaces

Exploring the spaces that support Makers in every campus

  • The MAKE Lab

    Makerspace at Texas State University-San Marcos

    Designed as an educational makerspace, The MAKE Lab supports College of Education students in exploring the instructional issues of integrating inexpensive technologies to facilitate brainstorming, tinkering, playing, learning, and art creation that support multidisciplinary learning.

    Digital Fabrication + 1 more

  • Department of Design Make Lab

    Makerspace at Radford University

    Our Makerspace is located in McGuffey Hall and was built to give design students an outlet to realize creative ideas in physical form.

    Design

  • BoilerMAKER Labs

    Makerspace at Purdue University

    The BoilerMAKER labs were the result of a need for socialization space for students in the College of Technology as well as a location for students to access desktop 3D printing technology (FDM). And the other BoilerMAKER lab is the called the ‘Guitar Lab’. Originally designed as a lab for educating students in manufacturing via building acoustic and electric guitars, it has grown in popularity and expanded its reach to allow students access to CNC routers, laser cutters/engravers, and other woodworking equipment for their academic projects.

    Traditional Fabrication + 3 more

  • Maker Lab

    Makerspace at Santa Clara University

    after obtaining support from the School of Engineering and the Kern Family Foundation, the Robotics Systems Lab has forged the way for future students to have a chance to make no matter what year or major. It has been actively running for more than 2 years. It is located within the Engineering in Bannan Engineering Labs and is available to all on campus.

    Engineering + 2 more

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Courses

Learn about the courses and curricula fostering new makers around the U.S.

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What does Making mean?

Our interview series reveals what it means to Make. Each week, a new Maker will contribute their perspective.