Engineering makerspaces for makers, hackers, dreamers, and innovators.
Makerspaces (aka hackerspaces) are collaborative spaces where people come together to create, invent, explore, and learn.
M5 ECE makerspace
M5 is the a 5,000 sq. ft. academic makerspace. It is an open learning environment whose mission is to enable ECE undergraduate and graduate students to advance their technical interests through experimentation, exploration, social interaction and entrepreneurship.
M5 integrates laboratories, meeting rooms and a demilounge to support a broad range of individual and collaborative activities, formal and informal instruction, and mentoring.
M5 is an educational initiative of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering that provides new dimensions to the UMass Amherst ECE experience.
MIE Innovation Shop
The MIE student-run makerspace team works closely with the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department to provide students with the project space, supplies, and tools they need to apply engineering concepts to hands-on projects. Promoting a culture of makers, the space hosts workshops and product demos with the goal of collaborative knowledge sharing as well as diversification and development of skills acquired beyond the classroom.
This student-run group works to encourage interactions between students of all grades to foster an engaged community of engineers who design, build, and create together.
UMass Amherst Makerspace
The UMass Amherst Makerspace is an interdisciplinary makerspace open to students, staff, and faculty from all majors and disciplines. We provide access to space, tools, equipment, training, and help connect individuals and facilitate mentorship and sharing of knowledge.