Makerspace Opens at SSU for Students to Experience Joys of Failure and Creation

Oct 25, 2017

President Judy Sakaki (first row middle) wielding large scissors at the ribbon cutting for the Sonoma State University Maker Space on October 3, 2017.
Credit KRCB/Steve Mencher

Sonoma State University has just opened a newly enlarged and renovated “maker space.” If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s a place where people can use a variety of tools – from sewing machines to laser cutters to 3-D printers – to collaborate creatively. The National Science Foundation provided a large grant to set up the space in the SSU library, and physics professor Jeremy Qualls provided leadership to get the project off the ground. He spoke with KRCB news director Steve Mencher at the ribbon cutting in early October.

More on the opening of the Maker Space, with lots of photos, from Sonoma State University.