Makerspace educator and design lab manager Castle Kim recently welcomed this summer’s Tiger Challenge cohort of impact designers to explore, discover, and create in Keller’s making suite.

The students were able to dabble in the creative environment that includes 3D printers, laser cutters, embroidery machine, and a full woodshop. The afternoon allowed the group to stretch their creative muscles and planted seeds for their design solution prototypes.

Tiger Challenge program manager Jessica Leung is thankful that her students now have the opportunity to work in a makerspace as they are beginning their process of creating solutions through design thinking methodologies.

"Learning how to realize an idea, going from the abstract to concrete, is essential to building sustainable solutions. The ability to communicate and show ideas is an inseparable part of the design process. I'm very excited that, for the first time ever, we have access to this tremendous resource," said Leung.

Our makerspace is available to everyone in the campus community and we welcome all making skill levels. If you want to learn more about how to use our equipment or how to bring an idea to life come visit us at the makerspace.

Tiger Challenge is a Keller Center program that uses design thinking methodologies to help students address complex societal issues and build sustainable solutions.