Innovation hero 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 2023-2024, our Makerspace is open every day on the ground floor of Hinderlie on upper campus. Please drop anytime (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) to use the materials. You’ll often find Makerspace interns Kat, Jude, and Maddie on hand to help you with a project or provide access to any locked equipment (such as sewing machines, electronics, paints, and so on). Alexis Austin is the director of the Makerspace, and a great person to contact about special requests or programming opportunities on and off campus.

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 for curating this space.)

Innovation Studies Makerspace Team

For the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Maddie Lamwers returns as a Makerspace intern during 2023-2024
Kat Moloney, Jude Jackson, Eli Park, and Mike Halvorson

Creativity in the Makerspace