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MakerGirl, a University of Illinois student venture, launched a pilot session of its program on Tuesday, December 2 in the Business Instructional Facility’s MakerLab. The project was co-founded by Lizzy Engele, Julia Haried, Sophie Li, and Emily Woodward this fall in Professor Noah Isserman’s Social Entrepreneurship class. MakerGirl aims to […]

MakerGirls project a resounding success





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Last week, Ms. Zielnicki’s 8th grade class from Countryside School in Champaign visited the MakerLab. This visit was organized in partnership with the Illinois Geometry lab. The students had a workshop using OpenScad at IGL, before visiting the lab. During their time in the lab, the students learned how to operate our MakerBot […]

MakerLab hosts Countryside Students


Ping Fu, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at 3D Systems and a former researcher at the University of Illinois, recently visited the MakerLab. She was quite intrigued to hear about a 3D printing lab in a Business School. She brought along some examples of amazing 3D printed objects, such […]

Ping Fu visits the MakerLab



Earlier this week, a group of students from Sogang University in Korea visited the MakerLab as part of their Certificate in Technology Management, which is offered through our College’s Masters of Science in Technology Management Program. For nearly all of these students, this was the first time seeing 3D printing […]

Songang Students Visit the MakerLab


Earlier this week, Mike Robinson, Anna Woodham, Sara Jones, and Diana Spencer visited the MakerLab. Mike, Anna, Sara and Diana are professors at the University of Birmingham and members of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage. These cultural scholars had never seen a 3D printer before and expressed strong […]

Birmingham visits the MakerLab


University of Illinois, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida , visited the MakerLab on March 26. He was very interested in this new space housed in the College of Business , which introduces design thinking and allows students to learn by making. He shared his thoughts on how introducing hands […]

Provost Adesida visits the MakerLab