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Universities, schools and colleges are growing a new generation of makers, from app store economies to Etsy superstars. We show you how.

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Is your institution commited to making?

Join dozens of other U.S. institutions and add your support to our Week of Making actions and commitments (June 17th-23rd 2016)

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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

  • General Fabrication Studio, 3D Prototyping & Visualization Studio, Machine Shop, Launch Bay

    Makerspace at James Madison University

    The Maker Spaces in the Department of Engineering at James Madison University (JMU) are distributed throughout the four floors of the Health and Human Services building on JMU’s East Campus. Maker Spaces support engineering courses and project work, and consequently, the equipment and spaces are generally shared spaces that can be leveraged by engineering courses, labs, project work, and research activities.

    Traditional Fabrication + 5 more

  • 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.

    Engineering + 3 more

  • The Anvil

    Makerspace at Purdue University

    The Anvil was founded in 2013 to support entrepreneurial action among the surrounding community as well as act as a space for entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate and learn. The Anvil was founded by three Purdue students.

    Community Engagement + 2 more

  • Robotic Systems Lab- CREST Facility

    Makerspace at Santa Clara University

    The RSL/CREST facility hosts resources for students to work on research and design projects involving the development and field operation of systems such as nanosatellites, marine robots, land rovers, and aerial robots.

    Robotics + 3 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.