Welcome to MechSE
E m p o w e r i n g I n n o v a t i o n a n d R e s e a r c h
Located in Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building's Lower Level, MechSE MakerWorks is our premier maker space, empowering students with mechanical skills in three-dimensional printing, laser cutting, wood making, and metal making. These experiential learning spaces empower our engineers to lead the next generation of innovation at Fortune 500 companies and renown national laboratories.
Our maker spaces offer many ways to donate expertise, materials, tooling, etc. Contact us!
Be an Industry Ally
Wish to meet and hire our engineers?
Join us as Industry Allies and receive perks to meet and interact with our prized students!
Be a Maker
Are you a student wishing to gain maker skills? Volunteer and receive free training and leadership opportunities!
Best Education + Innovating + Making = Power of I
MechSE MakerWorks Club
Building on our strong history, MechSE MakerWorks is a dynamic student-run organization, in which each member volunteers to help lead our Illini Maker Culture and UX. As they learn how to use each manufacturing method, they ascend from Apprentice Maker I to Journey Maker III. Five Directors and five Co-Directors lead the charge. If you are seeking to recruit top students, they will carry one of these ranks as they graduate!
Jackson Innovation Studio
9am to 6pm, Mon-Fri
3-D printing , laser cutter, water jet cutter, flexible furniture, and engineering courses make for a fun making zone every day!
Wood Maker Studio
9am to 6pm, Mon-Fri
An assortment of saws, Inventables CNC router, and many Bosch-gifted hand tools empower your innovation in this studio.
Metal Maker Studio
9am to 4pm, Mon-Fri
The top students who are approved can receive additional mentoring from professional machinists on manual and CNC industrial machines.
of Maker Space
(Students, Faculty, & Staff)
of Equipment & Tools
(Wood, Metal, Plastic)