Evolution of the Learning Space: Making and 3D Printing to Drive Innovation - Sponsored learning space design provided by Steelcase Education, Gold Partner

Tuesday, February 02 | 5:00PM–5:45PM | Texas Ballroom Salon E, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
This session will investigate the development of makerspaces at three liberal arts institutions: Brandeis University, Colgate University, and Wellesley College. Representatives from each institution will discuss the development of learning spaces that support a variety of "making" technologies, with a focus on 3D modeling and printing. Our talk will highlight key factors (e.g., awareness, access, physical space, campus policies, equipment, etc.) that influence the design, development, and support of these spaces. Join the conversation to share your questions, thoughts, problems, and solutions as we establish guidelines for makerspace design, development, and support.

OUTCOMES: Discuss key factors related to the development and implementation of learning spaces that support "making" * Identify guidelines for a successful makerspace * Connect with colleagues and develop a network of institutions and individuals to share information and resources around learning spaces


  • Doug Higgins

    Digital Scholarship Technologist, Hamilton College
  • Ian Roy

    Director for Research Technology and Innovation / Founding Head of MakerLab / Adjunct Professor at IBS / Lecturer in Anthropology / Engineering, Brandeis University
  • Jordan Tynes

    Director, Academic Fabrication and Digital Design, Wellesley College

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