Oceanographer Dale Stokes shows visitors some of the new prototyping and production tools that will soon be available for student and faculty use in the new MakerSpace in the Hydraulics Lab at Scripps Oceanography. Photo by Katie Gardner.
"The H-Lab and Maker Space will serve as the technological hub of our campus, with new equipment including everything from bandsaws and drill presses to 3D printers and an earth science-focused test tank," said Margaret Leinen, vice chancellor of marine sciences at UC San Diego and director of Scripps Oceanography.
A ribbon-cutting with UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and a tour were held last week for the Scripps Director's Council and other supporters of the institution.
As part of the UCSD Collaboration of Likeminded Learners And Builders (COLLAB) infrastructure, the MakerSpace will foster educational ties among students and faculty at Scripps and the main UC San Diego campus. The space was designed to ignite communication between diverse groups of people and research disciplines.
Scheduled to open this fall, the Scripps MakerSpace will foster the training of the next generation of earth scientists and engineers across UC San Diego by supporting individual research, exploratory learning, and capstone student projects.
UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla
Margaret Leinen, vice chancellor of marine sciences at UC San Diego and director of Scripps Oceanography
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