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Dr. Cedric Walker

MakerSpace Director



Phone: (504) 865-5866

Office: SSE125, in the MakerSpace

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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

  • Scot Ackerman and the 2019 Maker Ninjas -- photo: Sally Asher
  • The Scot Ackerman 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 water jet cutter, 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]
    • Water Jet.

    Newly hired Ninjas start at a salary of $10.00 per hour. After satisfactorily working for two semesters, their pay will increase by $1.00 per hour. Ninjas who have completed all of the trainings will receive an additional $1.00 per hour, so that a fully trained Ninja with at least 2 semesters of experience will earn $12.00 per hour.

    The 2019-20 Maker Ninjas are:

    Au, Timothy

    Belden, Sam

    Bush, Meghan

    Culp, Caroline

    Davis, Claire

    Duncan, Addie

    Grieshop, Cole

    Greenstein, Lewis

    Johnson, Robert

    Lompado, Elena

    Lucia, Dylan

    Mills, Rae

    Mirnics, Marco

    O'Connor, Mason

    Pimenta, Ian

    Rose, Victoria

    Rubinstein, Kyra

    Sajjadi, Afsheen

    Faculty & Staff Collaborators

    Prof. Adam Crosson 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

    Lewis Greenstein