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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

  • 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.

    Community Engagement + 1 more

  • Crafts Center

    Makerspace at Tufts

    The Crafts Center at Tufts University, an entirely student-run arts and crafts makerspace, was founded by a group of undergraduate students in the fall of 1979 interested in creating an environment in which students could actively express their creative and artistic interests and talents in an informal setting.

    Design + 1 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.

    Digital Fabrication + 4 more

  • Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (CIAM)

    Makerspace at Youngstown State University

    YSU recognized the need to create an additive manufacturing lab that would complement the America Makes Innovation Factory. CIAM was launched by the College of STEM in January 2014.

    Education + 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.