What is the Blugold Makerspace?
The Blugold Makerspace is the place where students come to create, build, repair and explore. Opened in the fall of 2018 in McIntyre Library, the makerspace is stocked with supplies and equipped with tools and equipment. Students can get started with programming and robotics, build a prototype for a class project, design and produce 3-D printed objects, re-purpose old clothing into tote bags, or learn about Early American textiles.
The Blugold Makerspace emphasizes hands-on learning and student empowerment. Students teach and learn from other students - it is a place for peer learning. And library staff offer free workshops, some with a focus on sustainable practices: Blugolds learn how to repair, reuse and repurpose commonly discarded items.
Whether it's a productive distraction from the stress of the semester or place to explore solving real world problems, the makerspace is a campus incubator for creativity and innovation.
Why give to the Blugold Makerspace?
We strive to provide equitable access to equipment and supplies to all students. Now that the Blugold Makerspace has been open for almost a full academic year, we are eager to enhance our offerings - and see what solutions spark in our students' minds.