A new state grant seeks to start up makerspaces across the state and a University of Wyoming program is spearheading the effort.
Makerspaces are places where anyone can gain access to creative technology that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford or use; the spaces are, however, geared towards students. The technology can include everything from sewing machines to 3D printers to advanced woodshop tools.
The University of Wyoming’s Innovation Wyrkshop has run a large makerspace on campus for a few years now. Now, a $175,000 grant from the state’s Department of Workforce Services will help them launch five new mini-makerspaces in communities across Wyoming with a special focus on providing opportunities for young adults with disabilities.
Tyler Kerr, Innovation Wyrkshop Makerspace Coordinator, said the new spaces will serve as crucial…