BBE Makerspace


If you are BBE student or staff you can use this space. Go to the Makerspace Training Page to get started.

Two students hard at work in our makerspace

In an effort to provide a safe and productive learning environment for our students, our department renovated an area of one of our laboratories to be used exclusively for student-driven projects.

The BBE Makerspace is located in Room 48 of the Engineering and Fisheries Lab. This building is accessed through the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Building.

What is a "makerspace"?

Our makerspace is a physical locale on campus where our student makers, hackers, and tinkerers DIY, build, work and create. Students come for the tools, but stay for the community of it all. 


For additional information regarding the opening of this space, contact the following faculty coordinators:

David Schmidt, Research Engineer and Instructor
Pete Marchetto, Assistant Professor



If you would like to financially support the our student makerspace, please consider making a donation.

View this handout for more information:
PDF icon Become a BBE Makerspace Partner

BBE is looking for financial partners for our Makerspace so that improving tools, the quantity of tools and the quality of tools we have in the space can continue. The department is also seeking partners to ensure that the cost of supplies (i.e. screws, plastic panels, 3-D printer filament, etc.) does not keep students from designing, innovating, creating, discovering and learning.

If you or your organization are interested in learning more about the makerspace, or would like to partner with the BBE Makerspace, please contact Shri Ramaswamy, BBE Department Head, at



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