Dr. Cedric Walker
Phone: (504) 865-5866
Office: SSE125, in the MakerSpace
Dr. Timothy Schuler
Phone: (504) 865-5086
Office: 4059 Percival Stern Hall
Phone: (504) 865-5853
Office: 533 Lindy Boggs Building
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:
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].
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Belden, Sam email@example.com
Bush, Meghan firstname.lastname@example.org
Culp, Caroline email@example.com
Davis, Claire firstname.lastname@example.org
Duncan, Addie email@example.com
Grieshop, Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenstein, Lewis email@example.com
Johnson, Robert firstname.lastname@example.org
Lompado, Elena Elompado@tulane.edu
Lucia, Dylan email@example.com
Mills, Rae firstname.lastname@example.org
Mirnics, Marco email@example.com
O'Connor, Mason firstname.lastname@example.org
Pimenta, Ian email@example.com
Rose, Victoria firstname.lastname@example.org
Rubinstein, Kyra email@example.com
Sajjadi, Afsheen firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty & Staff Collaborators
Prof. Adam Crosson 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.