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Makerspace

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For Faculty & Instructors

Why is a makerspace important and why is it in the library? This is not just about making tools available but also about:

  • creating accessible, entry-level opportunities for everyone on campus to make things (art, crafts, media, tech, prototypes, 3D models, etc) for work or fun
  • nurturing interdisciplinary community, information sharing, and learning in an open space for all to design, create, invent, make, hack, & learn regardless of major or department
  • teaching important 21st century skills- collaboration, problem-solving, design thinking, prototyping, experimentation, resilience (place to try and fail), multimodal literacies

How can faculty be involved?

  • Give feedback  – We’re  interested in talking to faculty who teach or are interested in teaching making
  • Do you have an assignment where students make something besides a paper or presentation? Would you like your students to have such an assignment? Partner with us on an assignment or project.
  • Schedule a consultation or a class – introduce your students to making (whether through 3D printing or media or art) or experiment yourself.

Join our email list to hear about events and share expertise and learn –  email makerspace-l-request@cornell.edu with  “join” in subject line of a blank message.

Attend open making times or workshops (or teach one yourself) and see what it’s about!