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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

  • 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.

    Cross-University + 4 more

  • Scenic Shop, Mayer Theatre

    Makerspace at Santa Clara University

    In conjunction with any department of theatre there is a need for Scene shop. This is typical in any academic B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A. program. This is also the lab where scenery and props/properties are fabricated, painted and assembled for a theatrical production.

    Traditional Fabrication + 2 more

  • Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College

    Makerspace at Sierra College

    Hacker Lab is a makerspace and coworking space; an economic catalyst for start-ups and micro-businesses; a place where one can go to learn, create new products or technologies; and a community of diverse minds, skills and interests that reflects a growing and passionate Creative Class.

    Community Engagement + 3 more

  • Purdue Foundry

    Makerspace at Purdue University

    The Purdue Foundry is dedicated to helping the Purdue Community move ideas to the marketplace through new ventures. The Purdue Foundry is a part of the Purdue Research Foundation and is focused keenly on the creation of startup companies that are based on Purdue University intellectual property.

    Research + 1 more

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Courses

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

  • Engineering Volunteers for Tenth Graders (eVOL10)

    Course at University of Tennessee

    The purpose of eVOL10 is to help rising tenth graders learn about engineering including Maker activity, provide an introduction to chemistry, provide information on engineering careers, and offer ACT preparation.

    Education + 1 more

  • 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.

    Industry + 3 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.