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The ANSYS facility will become part of a much larger MakerEcosystem we are seeking to develop to support maker-based research and education in the College of Engineering. A strong maker culture and ecosystem can act as a multiplier for leveraging our physical making activities and help us to spread our intellectual and physical resources throughout the engineering departments, as well as across the university.

Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall

  • Labs
  • Nanofab cleanroom
  • New faculty and student space
  • Café/open seating

Hamerschlag Hall MakerWing

  • 40,000 integrated square feet
  • Advanced manufacturing laboratories
  • Rapid prototyping lab
  • Student machine and teaching shop
  • Design workshops
  • Collaborative research space
  • Micro/nanosystems laboratories

Ruge Atrium

  • Gathering space

Maker Courtyard

ANSYS building

  • 30,000 square foot facility
  • Simulation and collaboration lab
  • Large-scale making/building open lab
  • Next door to fabrication and machining facilities in the MakerWing

Scaife Hall (Soft Machines Lab)

  • Soft lithography fabrication
  • Laser-based micromachining


  • 2 cleanrooms of class 100 and class 10 space
  • Deposition tools including ALD, sputtering, and e-bean evaporation

Porter Hall

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering wood shop and concrete lab
  • Capstone, and other, courses
  • ASCE student conferences and competitions