The Indiana University School of Education is getting ready to celebrate the opening of its Make Innovate Learn Lab. The lab, also known as the MILL, provides opportunities for students and faculty who are involved in the maker movement.
"The maker movement is a national and international movement that is about using tools and materials to make and build things," said Kylie Peppler, associate professor of learning sciences in the School of Education and director of the lab. "And this could be everything ranging from crafting to high-tech designs made with laser cutters and 3-D printers."
The lab is located on the second floor of the Wright Education Building. The creative space features art materials, sewing machines, hand tools and other equipment.
"The opening of the MILL represents a major step forward for the School of Education as a national and international leader in the use of technology to advance learning and teaching," said Terry Mason, interim dean of the School of Education. "We are indebted to Professor Peppler, the faculty committee and a number of graduate students for their outstanding work to make this possible."
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Monday, November 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the atrium of the Wright Education Building on the IU Bloomington campus. Stanford University Assistant Professor of Education Paulo Blikstein will be the featured speaker. The ceremony is open to the public.
You can watch a video about the project by clicking here.