Innovation Studies Makerspace director Eli Park poses by craft and prototyping carts in the Makerspace (Hinderlie Hall). Please drop by for a visit!

Fostering Creativity

We believe that creativity and innovation work best when diverse and unexpected connections are fostered across student groups, faculty, and academic-professional boundaries. To further these connections, the Innovation Studies program sponsors a Makerspace in Hinderlie Hall to support creativity, our curriculum, and student involvement across campus.

During 2022-2023, our Makerspace is open every day on the ground floor of Hinderlie Hall on upper campus. Please drop anytime (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) to use the materials. We also have open Makerspace hours Mondays-Fridays through May 2023. You’ll often find Makerspace interns Kat, Jude, and Eli on hand to help you with a project or provide access to any locked equipment (such as sewing machines, electronics, paints, and so on).

Our student-curated virtual learning zone (LuteShare) is also available for remote crafting, whether you are on campus or not. Watch PLU students online and add your own videos too! (Special thanks to Maddie Lamwers for curating this space.)

Innovation Studies Makerspace Team

For the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Maddie Lamwers (Fall 2022)
Kat Moloney, Jude Jackson, Eli Park, and Mike Halvorson (Spring 2023)

Creativity in the Makerspace