MakerLab Practicum

We are excited to be releasing a new program starting at the MakerLab! Starting next fall we will be offering an independent study/practicum that allows students to gain credit hours working at the lab! Each position would be tailored to the students majored so there is something for everyone. Student participating in this program can work on design work, project management, digital marketing, financing, customer relationships and more. Below is some more information about this new program offered! Come join the amazing team here at the MakerLab!


Credit hours: 1, 2 or 3

(1) Work in the lab (30, 60 or 90 hours per semester). Focus on areas relevant to your major: operations, marketing, sales, finance/accounting (a bit) , HR, fund raising , design, Information systems, R&D(client projects).
(2) Develop a lab-based project and solve some issues relevant to your major.  
(3) Write a 3-5 page paper about what you learned during this experience /results from your project
Benefits: Hands-on experimental learning, interdisciplinary exposure, customer-facing skill development, discounted 3D printing. manage client interactions, lead workshops, solve problems for irate customers, find innovative solutions to mechanical problems with the equipment or design solutions for clients using 3d CAD software.  
Eligibility: Any University of Illinois student

Supervisors: Aric Rindfleisch or Vishal Sachdev

Trainers: Current Guru's and online videos for additional training and resources

Available: Starting Fall 2018

Interested? Email Aric Rindfleisch ( AND Vishal Sachdev ( by August 15 for the Fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.