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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.

    Traditional Fabrication + 3 more

  • 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.

    Community Engagement + 4 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

  • Taylor 22

    Makerspace at University of Delaware

    Taylor 22 was remodeled into a classroom space to support the trajectory of the Department of Art & Design curricula and support interdisciplinary learning.

    Design + 1 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.