A new makerspace opened on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus this fall and it’s the first to be located in a residence hall.
Blue, a full-scale, 3,000-square-foot makerspace, is located on the ground floor of Carmichael Residence Hall, which houses 400 students. Blue is the fourth makerspace to open as part of the Be a Maker (BeAM) network on campus since 2016.
“We have a simple goal, which is to make sure that Carolina is a place where innovators thrive,” said Judith Cone, vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development. “The University wants to provide makerspaces like this because ideas come from all over campus, and we’re committed to helping people make their ideas real through the tangible process of making and doing.”
Originally publiched November 27, 2017. Written by Brock Pierce.