Students use cool tools to solve local problems in summer Makerspace course

Walk by Union South and you might hear the faint buzz of power tools. It’s the hum of creativity in the UW Makerspace next door in Wendt Commons, where students design and build whatever they can imagine in a collaborative environment with cutting-edge tools. Makerspace is a College of Engineering site where, as the motto says, “limits don’t exist.”

In a four-week summer course, called Design & Make (Almost) Anything, students visited farmers’ markets to assess local challenges. They worked on interdisciplinary teams to address the problems through design thinking, using techniques to enhance creative analysis and problem-solving, all while working in the Makerspace.

Click HERE to learn more about Makerspace, see more pictures and read about various projects that came of the summer course.