Past UoR Projects

Laser cut puzzle of Alaska's soil profile Maker Mapping

Professor: Kavita Rajah-Boyer

Course: Soil Science


  • 3D printer
  • Lasercutter

Description: Students research a topic related to soil science. The students then found a map, consulted with the makerspace staff, and used an appropriate makerspace tool to create a physical representation of the data. Students then presented about the project in class. This Project was presented at the 2023 Mira Conference.

professor in front of animatronicJapanese Animatronics

Professor: Masako Nunn


  • Showforge

Description: Students programmed the SPARK-E animatronic to present information in Japanese. These presentations where 10-15 minutes long, and had to be about Japanese cultural. Learn more about the project in our Faculty Success Stories. This Project was presented at the 2022 Mira Conference.

Mecca Tour

Professor: John Glover


  • Merge Headsets
  • Google Earth VR
  • NYT VR


Description: Students participated in two VR experiences. In the first students used the Merge headsets to watch a New York Times produced VR story on the Hajj. The students then explored Mecca through Google Earth VR, flying over the space and exploring the various street views available.

Students 3D printed sculptureSculpture

Professor: Raul Acero


  • Clay
  • TinkerCad
  • 3D printer
  • 3D scanner
  • medium

Description: Students produced a draft sculpture that was then scanned using the 3D scanner. Once digitized the students used TinkerCad or medium to edit the sculpture. Finaly the sculptures were printed and the students went through critique. Learn more About the project in our Faculty Success Stories.

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