Tremendous Interest in the MakerLab Open House


The turnout for the open house on 8th February, was beyond our expectations. Over eighty students and faculty showed up. We start regular hours from the coming week, and hope to get a lot of feedback from all of you. Here are some pictures from the event.

Over 80 students and faculty attended

Over 80 students and faculty attended

Dean. DeDrock was very interested in the Lab.

Larry DeDrock, Josef and Margot Lakonishok Endowed Dean, College of Business and Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Economics with Aric Rindfleisch, Exec. Director of the MakerLab, Professor of Business Administration and Department Head, John M. Jones Professor of Marketing . The Dean was very supportive of the Lab, and believes it can help prepare our students for careers in a dynamic and changing world.

Run for cover!!! The sharks are here!!

Run for cover!!! The sharks are here!!

Darren Dahl, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research Fred H. Siller Professor in Applied Marketing Research at University of British Columbia tries out 3D printing

Darren Dahl, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research, Fred H. Siller Professor in Applied Marketing Research at University of British Columbia tries out 3D printing during his visit to campus.

Becky Smith,Head, Business and Economics Library and Associate Professor , with Vishal Sachdev, Director, MakerLab. Becky showing her support for the Maker Movement

Becky Smith, representing our libraries and her interests in supporting the Maker Movement

A Mini-me done well, using Kinect as the scanner. Credits to Matt Lavieri.

A Mini-me done well, using Kinect as the scanner. Credits to Matt Lavieri.

Anna, MakerLab Guru, at work.

Anna, a MakerLab Guru, at work.

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Aric demonstrating to Sharon Shavitt, Professor of Business Administration and Walter H. Stellner Professor of Marketing

Aric demonstrating to Sharon Shavitt, Professor of Business Administration and Walter H. Stellner Professor of Marketing

Jeff Lowenstein,   Associate Professor of Business Administration , Ravi Mehta and Eric Larson, Assistant Professors of Business Administration, discussing the MakerLab

Jeff Lowenstein,Associate Professor of Business Administration, Ravi Mehta and Eric Larson, Assistant Professors of Business Administration, discussing the MakerLab

Steven Michael, professor of Business Administration trying out a print.

Steven Michael, professor of Business Administration trying out a print.

One of the MakerLab Guru's , Winnie, helping out the students.

One of the MakerLab Guru’s , Winnie, helping out the students.

One shark coming up!

One shark coming up!

Madhu Vishwanathan, Professor of Business Administration and Diane and Steven N. Miller Endowed Professor , with Phd students showing off their creations.

Madhu Vishwanathan, Professor of Business Administration and Diane and Steven N. Miller Endowed Professor , with Phd students showing off their creations.

Left to Right: Norma Scagnoli, Dir. E-learning, a champion for innovation in learning, sees the lab as a great way to learn by doing. John Clarke,Director Academy of Entrepreneurial Leadership, sees a clear link between the mission of AEL and the Lab.

Left to Right: Norma Scagnoli, Dir. E-learning, a champion for innovation in learning, sees the lab as a great way to learn by doing. John Clarke,Executive Director, Academy of Entrepreneurial Leadership, sees a clear link between the mission of AEL and the Lab.

Prof. Dilip Chhajed sees great potential for additive manufacturing.

Dilip Chhajed ,Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Technology Management Program , sees great potential for additive manufacturing, and thinks the lab is a great resource for Technology and Management students.

Vishal Sachdev, Director of the MakerLab, explains to some Architecture students

Vishal Sachdev, Director of the MakerLab, explains to some Architecture students

Aric, thanking Claudia for all the hard work she does behind the scenes to help get the lab setup.

Aric, thanking Claudia for all the hard work she does behind the scenes to help get the lab setup.

Left to Right: Vishal Sachdev, Raj Echambadi, Dilip Chhajed.

Left to Right: Vishal Sachdev, Raj Echambadi, Dilip Chhajed.

Dr. Aric Rindfleisch helping .. build a shark.

Dr. Aric Rindfleisch helping .. build a shark.

 


About Vishal Sachdev

Director of the Illinois MakerLab. More information at http://www.linkedin.com/in/vishalsachdev or http://www.twitter.com/vishalsachdev