The Makerspace

Students working in the Makerspace

The Makerspace is a new student resource introduced Fall quarter 2019 to provide support to pre majors and full majors in the Engineering and Design Department. This space is home to a variety of resources including tools, electronics, student staff, faculty, and full-time staff. The Makerspace is a collaborative environment for students to grow in their studies, feeling the freedom to make mistakes and know they have encouragement and support to try again. 

Location and Hours

Located in ET 251, the space overlooks a larger lab in the Engineering building and comes equipped with a variety of tools for student use. Pre majors are encouraged to use the Makerspace as a place to work on class projects, help with the ongoing Makerspace project, and gain valuable lab experience. 

The Makerspace is currently not open due to the COVID 19 pandemic. For student, staff, and faculty safety the Makerspace will remain closed until further notice.

What's in the Space?

Tools:

Students have access to a variety of tools, including:

  • Soldering Station
  • Work Station Computers 
  • Basic hand tools: pliers, Screwdrivers, Drill kits, Hammers, Chisel, Crescent wrench, Wire Brushes, sandpaper, level, measuring tape etc. 
  • AND MORE

Guidance:

For students who are unfamiliar in a lab setting or with the above tools, we have Makerspace Peer Mentors and TA's who can help you learn. Peer Mentors and TAs are student employees who have a long term commitment to helping in the Makerspace. Feel free to use the Makerspace Peer Mentors and TAs as a resource to help you navigate the Makerspace, and the Engineering Department. Scroll down to learn more about the Makerspace Peer Mentor and TAs. 

 

Equity in the Makerspace

The collective vision for the Makerspace is to be accessible, equitable, inviting, and inclusive. We feel strongly about the commitment we have made to the students in our department, both pre majors and full majors. We regularly give opportunities for students to provide feedback. Peer Mentors and TAs are not only available to assist students with equipment, but to listen to student feedback in shaping the future of the Makerspace. We seek feedback through open forums, pre major orientations, and with one-on-one communication. If you ever feel the need to speak out about an issue, oversight, or mistreatment in the Makerspace, please let us know. 

Meet the Team

Jill in glasses and a purple batik shirt

 

Jill Davishahl
Community Ambassador and Assistant Professor

Lisa Ochs


Lisa Ochs
Pre-major Advisor

Katrina James


Katrina James
Office Assistant