Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Schneider, Judith A.

Committee Member

Mohammadi-Aragh, Jean M.

Committee Member

Mazzola, Michael

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

This paper discusses the creation of a makerspace on Mississippi State’s campus. A makerspace is a location that provides prototyping and design tools, and is made available to students, faculty, and staff. The process of starting, staffing, and funding the space are discussed, as well as, the liability of operating the space. The paper outlines the operation of the space as a student organization partnered with the university, and the unique approach of networking existing campus resources into a shared organizational structure.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19308

Comments

entrepreneurship||engineering education||prototyping||maker movement||The Factory||makerspace

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