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Sharing Makerspace Knowledge at ISAM 2022

We will co-present at this year’s symposium at Georgia Tech alongside leaders from the Siebel Center for Design at UIUC and Kent State Design Innovation (DI) Hub.

The annual International Symposium of Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) brings together faculty, staff, students, and industry leaders to gather and share makerspace knowledge, experience, and inspiration to maximize impact on the student learning experience and alumni success. We’re honored to be participating in this year’s event, November 6-9, where we will present findings from two distinct makerspaces that embody an “Owned by All, Shared by All” ethos – the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the Design Innovation Hub at Kent State University.

The presentation will build on a paper developed for the conference, which explores campus location, organization and connection within makerspaces, as well as strategies for inclusion and accessibility. Senior Associates Allen Kachel and Josh Keller will be joined by Rachel Switzky, Director of the Siebel Center for Design and Assistant Professor, Technology Entrepreneurship, and J.R. Campbell, Executive Director of the Design Innovation Initiative at Kent State. Learn more about ISAM below.