Makerspaces in Engineering Education: A Case Study

Lasse Skovgaard Jensen, Ali Gürcan Özkil, Krestine Mougaard

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Abstract

The recent years have witnessed a new generation of Makers working with new ways of knowledge generation forcreation and sharing of digital and physical products. While this development has started within collaborative and grass roots organised networks; educational institutions have also embraced it by opening makerspaces and adopting elements of the Maker Movement in their offerings. This paper investigates how university driven makerspaces can affect engineering design and product development education trough a case study. We provide our findings based on interviews and data collected from educators, students the administrative and workshop staff of the makerspace. The findings are used to outline the challenges in incorporating the offerings of makerspaces. By discussing these challenges we identify opportunities for turning university makerspaces into innovation hubs and platforms that can support engineering design education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2016)
Number of pages9
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication date2016
Article numberDETC2016-60066
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-5013-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2016) - Charlotte, United States
Duration: 21 Aug 201624 Aug 2016

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2016)
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period21/08/201624/08/2016

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