New Training Sessions Posted for Spring!

February 19, 2019

We've just posted a new batch of trainings for the first part of the Spring semester!

Whether you're looking to start your MakerLodge training, complete a checkoff, or take one our Tier 2 trainings - you'll find many new sessions open now! (Note: trainings will still be available during the second part of the Spring semester as well.)

You start the training process in Atlas by joining the MakerLodge Maker Technology Group and passing the Safety Quiz. There are four sections to the training listed below. 

  • Safety Quiz
  • Hands-on Training Part A
  • Hands-on Training Part B
  • Proficiency Checkoff

Please contact if you have questions.


IAP Training Ongoing, More Training in Spring!

January 23, 2019

A small number of trainings are underway in MakerLodge during IAP, but look for more trainings to be scheduled once the Spring semester gets underway!

As always, keep an eye on the LibCal for new trainings.

Signups open for Spring 2019 MakerLodge Mentors!

January 9, 2019

Do you like to make things? Do you want to share your knowledge about makerspaces and making with your peers? Then signup to be a MakerLodge mentor. 

Become a Mentor now!


Wrapping up for Fall 2018 - back in IAP

November 29, 2018

The last day MakerLodge will be open for training this semester is Monday, December 3rd so that the student mentors can focus on final projects and exams for the semester.  We will reopen in the beginning of IAP with more Tier 1 trainings and checkoffs.  First year students that have passed their checkoff will be eligible to take Tier 2 training.

Good luck with the end of the term.

Welcome to Class of 2022!

August 29, 2018

Welcome to the Class of 2022!

Do you like to make things?  Do you want to learn to be a maker and get access to makerspaces around campus? Then signup for MakerLodge.

MakerLodge trainings will begin in late September and are open to all first-year students.

Get started now by signing up for the MakerLodge Maker Technology Group in Atlas and take the Safety Quiz.  We will send updates to the training group.  More details on the Maker Lodge Training process can be found in the How do I get Trained section of this site.

Fall 2018 MakerLodge Mentor applications are now open!

July 19, 2018


MakerLodge aims to spread making & machine shop knowledge on campus by training the majority of the first-year class in basic machine shop tools. 

We'll teach you to use the machines and how to train others, and in turn, you'll train your fellow students learn those skills using our training guides. When our MakerLodge space isn't busy training people, you'll get 24/7 access to work on your own projects. You can also learn about maintaining our machines and some of our more advanced tools.

We're looking for people from all majors who are enthusiastic about making things, willing to teach people and learn, and can commit to spending 4 hours helping us each week.

Summer Glassworking sign-ups are open!

July 19, 2018

Summer glassworking hours are now available.

Sign up for the intro class here.

If you've taken the intro class, you can sign up for open glassworking hours here.

Spring 2018 Trainings Available!

April 12, 2018

MakerLodge Tier 2 Trainings and Tier 1 Checkoffs are now open to the Class of 2021!

Anything Tier 1 - Sign up on Atlas.

Tier 2: 

About MakerLodge

June 30, 2016

Part of Project Manus, the MakerLodge is an initiative staged by Prof. Martin Culpepper with the goal of training every incoming first-year student on introductory maker technology, including but not limited to: 3D printers, laser cutters, and hand tools.  We invite all members of the class of 2021 to take our safety quiz and sign up for training after September 18th, 2017.

For more information on Project Manus, click here.