The UNL Maker Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Nebraska Union Ballroom. The meeting will include presentations by Shane Farritor, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, and artist Charley Friedman.
Farritor will give a recap of his vision for the UNL Maker Space proposed for Nebraska Innovation Campus. Farritor, the club’s faculty adviser, has said that the space would provide an environment for students, faculty, staff and the public to work with each other building projects using specialized equipment, including 3-D printers, laser cutters, woodworking, sewing, electronics, and metalwork.
The meeting also will include a break out into small groups to discuss activities and ideas for the new student club.
Earlier this month, more than 200 students, staff, faculty and community members turned out for the first meeting of the Maker Club, a new student organization that promotes student-initiated projects that fuse engineering, art, design and technology.
“If students want to be successful after college, they have to be special. They have to be creative. They have to be innovative. And they have to be interdisciplinary,” Farritor said during the Feb. 5 presentation in Jorgensen Hall.
For more information and to RSVP, go to http://make.unl.edu.