Maker Stories

Mount Holyoke students Relyn Myrthil ’19, Jennifer Villa ’21 and Emilee Aguerrebere ’20 are working with high schoolers from the Springfield Renaissance School to learn about art and then make their own.
Original art can be used to explore many topics, local high schoolers learn through a program offered by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.
Photo of 3D printed dinosaur atop a laser cutter sign
Forward-looking technology takes on ancient species. Read a blog by Anna MacDonnell ’21.
Tracy Keya and Janet Slocum in Mount Holyoke makerspace
From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate.
Photo of laser-cut woodblocks made in the Makerspace
Interdisciplinary learning in the arts? Two 15th-century prints, two laser-cut woodblocks, a print press, two hands. Read a blog by Yiqi Chen ’21.
Photo of the Makerspace counter and shelves full of supplies
Using the Makerspace to introduce technology into 21st-century liberal arts.
Photo of glowing costumes in the production Underwater Community
Students in the iDesign Studio class in Computer Science and the Costuming II class in the Theater Department teamed up to create this short production.
Students in San Juan, Puerto Rico, releasing turtles
The pilot year of a STEM camp for girls, a joint offering from Mount Holyoke College and the city of San Juan, brings education and renewed hope.
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Regina Ye ’18 was featured on Huffington Post for her new invention, a travel cosmetic case that protects products and prevents leakages.
Shani Mensing '15 and Safae Alaoui Lahgazi '17 soldering Neopixel LED strips.
Mount Holyoke College offers two summer STEM courses for girls and women, which were featured in the Huffington Post.
Regina Ye
Computer science major Regina Ye ’18 launches a travel-cosmetics company. Read her blog.
iDesign Studio class
Mount Holyoke’s IDesign Studio demystifies technology, sparks artistic creativity, fuels entrepreneurial spirit and encourages risk-taking across academia.
Mount Holyoke College Makerspace
The Makerspace prepares future leaders by combining technology and the liberal arts to teach and engage students studying every academic discipline.
The College’s Makerspace is a central location for the campus maker culture.
Thanks a generous grant, MHC’s new MEDIAL Project is integrating arts and technology and giving students resources to create, exhibit and perform.
Erin Mullin, flanked by Jessica Sidman (l) and Maker Space coordinator Shani Mensing '15 (r)
Erin Mullin ’17 adapted and customized code to create a 3-D-printed prosthetic hand that can be made for less than $50 and shared around the world.
Photo of Joud Mar’i ’19 and Jean Sammet ’48
Jean reminded me, and every student in our class, that we are smart and fully capable of bringing change to an unwelcoming tech world dominated by men.