There are no shortage of strategies that people worldwide are using to find ways of generating sustainable energy. At Swarthmore College, Research Fellow, Joshua Vandervelde, class of 2023, has been working on a kite design for capturing wind energy, using … Continue reading Kites for Energy?
It all started with an idea. Visiting Sculpture Professor, Erin Wheary, came to me in the Fall of 2020 with a desire to propose something big – something collaborative – to the College community. We are both sculpture artists, and … Continue reading Parts of A Whole: A Collaborative Sculpture at Swarthmore College
The Makerspace at Swarthmore College has seen a rapid transformation since its establishment just a few years ago, when we began our journey in our smaller but still impressive Beardsley Hall location. Renovation plans for Whittier Hall have been ongoing … Continue reading Something to Be Thankful for: A New Makerspace!
3D printed medical devices, houses, and cars are now a reality. Over the summer I attended a product demonstration hosted by Stratasys (not affiliated). As someone that manages a Makerspace where students learn about and practice 3D printing, I am … Continue reading The Future of Additive Manufacturing
If you’re like me, you may have never heard of “Computational Sewing.” Meet Swarthmore students Minh Nguyen, Judith Weng Zu, and Michelle Zhuang who have been using their summer for a research project that attempts to solve the problem of … Continue reading Summer Research: Computational Sewing
The Makerspace at Swarthmore College isn’t just for student use. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn new skills and use the resources we have here for research. One such faculty member, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Timothy DuBuc, … Continue reading Plastic Habitats: Where 3D Printing Meets Biology