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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

  • Design Studio

    Makerspace at University of Delaware

    The Design Studio consists of 5,500 square feet of rooms on the first floor of Spencer Lab.

    Engineering + 1 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.

    Design + 2 more

  • College of Engineering - Protolab

    Makerspace at University of Florida

    The College of Engineering Protolab is a Makerspace that is designed to “Power the New Engineer”.

    Engineering

  • Sears think[box]

    Makerspace at Case Western Reserve University

    The seven-story, 50,000 square feet facility is the culmination of a vision that began in 2008 with a small group of faculty to bust open the innovation door on campus. The vision of the Sears think[box] is to operate an open space that enables users of all disciplines, all ages, all organizations to come together as a community to ideate, create, make, tinker, and build.

    Campus Innovation + 4 more

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Courses

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

  • Soil Science

    Course at Purdue University

    To provide the encouragement and academic background that will motivate students to develop a life-long interest in observing and studying soils and landscapes as they relate to the environment and to equip them to be a resource to others in applying soil science to plant growth, natural resource management, building practices, and environmental sustainability.

    Engineering + 3 more

  • Interprofessional Innovations

    Course at James Madison University

    The broad goal of this interprofessional course is to allow pre-professional, pre-nursing, and engineering students to leverage maker technology to produce and communicate solutions to current challenges in community health.

    Cross-University + 2 more

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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.