From Stanford’s FabLab to Georgia Tech’s Invention Studio, a growing number of colleges, universities, and communities are embracing collaborative learning spaces, or “makerspaces.” Makerspaces—also known as invention labs, creation stations, hackerspaces, and tech spaces—empower “learning through making.” They foster discovery, building, design, and innovation using art, science, engineering, and technology.
A mindset of collaboration and creation, plus shared resources and tools, marks higher ed and community makerspaces. They often take root in classrooms, storage spaces, or libraries. Audio and video equipment, computers, electronics, metalwork, woodwork, robotics, 3D printers, and laser cutters are common features of these labs.
The high-tech and bandwidth-intensive nature of some maker initiatives makes a strong, scalable technology strategy vital to a thriving creator culture. As campuses increasingly embrace these progressive spaces, the need for a flexible, innovative technology partner becomes clear.
Spectrum Enterprise offers reliable, cost-effective, fiber solutions that help higher ed institutions inspire makers to build the future. We customize cloud, network, voice, television, and Internet services to fit your campus or university, to help your makers make their best impact.