Tulane physics professor Timothy Schuler, left, shares MakerSpace ideas with Kim Duhe and Geoffrey Philabaum of Mount Carmel Academy, which has its own MakerSpace.
Tulane University opened its MakerSpace in 2016, offering students and professors alike access to digital fabrication tools like 3-D printers, laser cutters, milling machines and lathes.
With two years under its belt, Cedric Walker, professor emeritus of biomedical engineering and maker-in-chief, sees an additional role for the cutting-edge facility – outreach. He started the initiative earlier this month, inviting more than a dozen teachers from local public and private schools to share ways MakerSpace education can improve outcomes in subjects like math, science and history.
But rather than introduce them to the concept of the MakerSpace, Walker helped them learn how to make the…