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UNC-Chapel Hill’s Be a Maker program is a network of makerspaces where Carolina’s maker community design and make physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation. Students can participate in open studios, training sessions, workshops, hosted classes and group activities in spaces equipped with emerging technologies like 3D printing as well as wood and metalworking shops.
I have never seen a campus enterprise take off as fast. We will fulfill our vision that every Tar Heel will take a risk, make a difference and be a maker
Rich Superfine, faculty chair of the UNC-Chapel Hill Be a Maker network
Carolina senior Ana Soule and her team at the Phoenyx Project are using Carolina's makerspacers to give new life to vinyl billboards that would otherwise end up in the dump.
By working in makerspaces, Abigail Gancz spent four years exploring and redefining her career path.
The Carolina Challenge Makeathon convened innovators and makers to turn socially innovative ideas into something tangible.
From the classroom to the lab, Carolina innovators are helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Through their ingenuity, they are creating jobs, finding cures, combating diseases, fighting poverty, eliminating hunger, providing clean water and promoting social justice.