Makerspaces on Campus
Radford University has developed an ecosystem of MakerSpaces to empower faculty and students create the objects of their imagination. The following locations are available to students.
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) New Media Center. The CITL New Media Center space represents a convergence of media, design, making, outreach, innovation, research and creativity-driven teaching and learning. The NMC features multiple workstations, and on-site resources include a host of hand tools; a Double robot; media production software and hardware resources (audio, video, photography, design, lightboxes, etc.); Max/MSP/Jitter development; Makey Makey engineering materials; MIDI controllers; and, disc printing and duplication.
Faculty, staff and students activities range consultation; small group workshops; faculty development; teaching systems R&D; media convergence; electronics and robotics; instructional media development; programming and design; K12 and community outreach; and, multimedia hardware and software resources
In addition, the CITL also maintains the iLab workspace. This area contains modular furniture and the Crestron classroom technology system, and can be configured for classroom sessions and meetings, workshops and ad-hoc Make activities.
Department of Design Make Lab. The Design Makerspace is located in McGuffey Hall and was built to give design students an outlet to realize creative ideas in physical form. The spaces and equipment are used primarily by students in interior design, fashion design, merchandising and design management. Through partnerships and interdisciplinary projects, the spaces also see use from students and faculty campus-wide. Recent collaborations include business, biology, theatre, and computer science.
Peery Makerspace. The Peery Makerspace grew out of a cross-disciplinary faculty Maker movement, and is located in the Peery Residence Hall as an anchor for our Makers living-learning community. Faculty from the Colleges of Visual and Performing Arts, Science and Technology, and Business and Economics are the leaders in this initiative. The students in the living-learning community are the primary users of the space, with dedicated staff for approximately 30 hours per week. Campus faculty and students from all majors are invited to use the space by appointment.
Peery Hall Makerspace Hours (open to all faculty and students):
MONDAY: 5PM - 8PM
TUESDAY: 1PM - 3PM
WEDNESDAY: 11AM - 5PM
THURSDAY: 1PM - 3PM
FRIDAY: 3PM - 7PM
SATURDAY: 9AM - 3PM