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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

  • 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.

    Digital Fabrication + 3 more

  • Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Park

    Makerspace at Texas State University-San Marcos

    The Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park is a 58 acre site that hosts STAR One,Texas State’s first building dedicated to the university’s research and commercialization efforts.

    Research + 2 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.

    Business + 2 more

  • Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory

    Makerspace at Penn State

    The Learning Factory began in 1995 with the aim of bringing the real world into the classroom through practical, hands-on design projects. The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory facility was originally built as a prototyping space for capstone design students, and has expanded to serve as a makerspace resource for all Penn State engineering students.

    Community Engagement + 4 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.