Dr. Cedric Walker
MakerSpace Director Emeritus (retired)
Phone: (504) 258-7803
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 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:
- 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.
Faculty & Staff Collaborators
Prof. Adam Crosson firstname.lastname@example.org 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.