The Makerspace staff and equipment supports a wide range of classes in specific areas of study. Courses from robotics, costume-making, art studio, art history, theatre arts, architectural studies — even international relations — have all used the Makerspace facilities.
Makerspace staff and student workers regularly hold workshops from bike repair to Halloween costumes that are open to all students, faculty and staff. They also collaborate with departments and student orgs to help promote activities and events.
A crucial part of the Makerspace mission is working with students beyond the College, especially those from underrepresented groups who are interested in engineering and science. The staff will work with schools and organizations to explore workshops and curricular support.
- encourages students to seek answers to new questions and answer old questions through a new lens
- sparks interest in STEM disciplines, which helps grow a strong pipeline of women professionals in these fields
- expands learning and professional pathways in digital arts and humanities fields
- challenges preconceived notions of who can access technology to solve real-world problems.