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Blugold Makerspace

$1,025
10%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
14 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 21, at 12:53 PM EDT
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Blugold Makerspace

What is the Blugold Makerspace?

Student holding buttonThe 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.

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$25

Learner

Hands-on learning activates different ways of thinking, and your donation will support students as they problem-solve and create in the Blugold Makerspace.

$50

Designer

Students can brainstorm, prototype, test, and create in the Makerspace. Expand the possibilities with your gift.

$100

Inventor

Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention, sometimes it’s serendipity. Your contribution helps provide the support in both cases for our student inventors.

$250

Maker

A maker sees the potential in a scrap of fabric, an open circuit, a line of code. The more you give, the more our students can make.

$500

Producer

The artist, the programmer, the student entrepreneur all create projects in the Blugold Makerspace. Be the producer of this inventiveness with your generous sponsorship.