Dr. Cedric Walker
Phone: (504) 865-5866
Office: 423 Lindy Boggs Building
Phone: (504) 865-5086
Office: 4059 Percival Stern Hall
Phone: (504) 865-5853
Office: 533 Lindy Boggs Building
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:
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:
- Either Wood-2 or [CNC-Lathe and CNC-Mill].
Current (January 2018) Maker Ninjas are:
Artzt, Luke email@example.com
Begeman, Andrew W firstname.lastname@example.org
Belden, Sam email@example.com
Gasta, Ethan W firstname.lastname@example.org
Holt, Sarah E email@example.com
Lucia, Dylan firstname.lastname@example.org
Mena, Daniel email@example.com
Michael, Olivia firstname.lastname@example.org
Mills, Rae email@example.com
Nguyen, Nathan P firstname.lastname@example.org
Prader, Antonius email@example.com
Sajjadi, Afsheen firstname.lastname@example.org
Schober, Chase B email@example.com
Schuster, Jason firstname.lastname@example.org
Steffens, Theodore email@example.com
Woody, Max firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty & Staff Collaborators
Prof. Dan Alley email@example.com 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.