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The BBE Makerspace has more than 3,000 square feet of tools, equipment, and work space where our students can build, work, and create.

All BBE & SSM students have access to the space to learn skills such as:

  • Woodworking
  • Metalworking
  • Laser cutting
  • 3D printing
  • Electronics

Student groups are in the early stages of planning activities that will make use of the Makerspace for prototyping solutions to real-world problems.

 *Please note, this space is only available to students enrolled in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering or Sustainable Systems Management programs.

Tools and equipment

We have the following tools and equipment for BBE and SSM students to use:

  • Wood tools
  • Metal tools, including welders
  • Electronics bench
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printer
  • Hand tools
  • Indoor garden grow kits

Training required

Training is required before students can use the Makerspace.

Contact us and location

For more information, contact the following faculty coordinators:


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Our Vision

To foster and manage a safe place for students to take an idea and turn it into reality.

It is in this space that confidence can be built and skills complementary to coursework can be learned.

We want the Makerspace to be a place for:

  • Creation, discovery, invention, exploration, design, and learning
  • Collaboration among students and community members to prototype and create manufactured works not possible with resources available to individuals working alone
  • Combining tools and manufacturing equipment, community, and education

Be a Makerspace partner

Help us maintain and enhance the student learning experience in the Makerspace by becoming a partner.