A new home for curious students, faculty and staff to come together to dream, design, prototype and create is open for business. makerspace UBCO— a collaborative project months in the making—officially launches with an open house on Thursday, May 3 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in room EME 1256.
The innovative design space, up and running since November 2017, features everything from duct tape to state-of-the-art equipment like 3D printers, digital cutters, soldering stations and an automatic sewing machine. Faculty, students and staff are welcome to book time in the space, free of charge.
Faculty, students and staff are also invited to drop by the space on May 3. Professors Ray Taheri-Ardebili and Miles Thorogood will give live demos using some of the equipment that makes this space so unique.
makerspace UBCO was made possible through the collaborative efforts of faculty and students within the School of Engineering, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Faculty of Management and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.
Funding and equipment for the space have come from an anonymous donor, the Faculty of Education, School of Engineering and Okanagan College – Women in Trades Trading (WiTT).
To find out more, visit: makerspace.ok.ubc.ca