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Dr. Cedric Walker

MakerSpace Director



Phone: (504) 865-5866

Office: 423 Lindy Boggs Building

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Dr. Timothy Schuler

MakerSpace Advisor



Phone: (504) 865-5086

Office: 4059 Percival Stern Hall

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John Sullivan

MakerSpace Advisor



Phone: (504) 865-5853

Office: 533 Lindy Boggs Building

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Maker Ninjas

The MakerSpace is run by student workers. We call them Maker Ninjas. They are helpful and knowledgeable, but their first obligation is to ensure safe operation of the MakerSpace. In the past, frequent users of the MakerSpace were identified by current Ninjas and were invited to apply for a position as a new Maker Ninja.

To be considered for hiring, a user must first demonstrate broad basic competencies by completing the requirements for these credentials:

  • Digital-1
  • Wood-1
  • Metal-1
  • Metal-2
  • Electronics

This will allow use of all tools in the main shop area and Mezzanine, except for the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill. All prospective Ninja candidates are interviewed, and their project portfolios are reviewed.

During their first year of work as a Ninja, the following additional competencies must be earned in order to continue as a Ninja in the second year:

  • Digital-2
  • Either Wood-2 or [CNC-Lathe and CNC-Mill].

Current (February2018) Maker Ninjas are:

Artzt, Luke

Begeman, Andrew W

Belden, Sam

Gasta, Ethan W

Holt, Sarah E

Lucia, Dylan

Mena, Daniel

Mills, Rae

Nice, Matthew

Nguyen, Nathan P

Prader, Antonius

Sajjadi, Afsheen

Schober, Chase B

Schuster, Jason

Steffens, Theodore

Woody, Max

Faculty & Staff Collaborators

Prof. Dan Alley runs the sculpture studio in the Art Department, and is available to help students with welding, casting, plasma cutting, and other "hot metal" operations

Faculty and staff members who would like to be associated with the MakerSpace should contact Director Cedric Walker.

Maker Profiles

Dr. Timothy Schuler

Ben Lewson

Cody O'Cain

Chase Schober

Jason Schuster

Dylan Lucia

Afsheen Sajjadi