Maker Spaces

GW Innovation Center

(725 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)

Our friends at the GWIC at SEAS run a multidisciplinary, student-driven space for hands-on, experiential learning focused on creative inquiry and design. The Maker Space in Tompkins Hall M06 supports engineering capstone design teams and student projects and offers workshops and events. Follow and DM @gwinnovationcenter on Instagram to learn more!

The GW Innovation Center has a number of resources free of charge, open to all students, staff, and faculty as well as workshops to teach the necessary skills needed for the tools.

  • Basic hand and power tools
  • Whiteboards on casters
  • Vinyl cutter
  • PRUSA and Makerbot 3D printers
  • Raspberry Pis and Arduino kits
  • Sewing and embroidery machines
  • Large format printer
  • Pin makers
  • Waste Lab for DIY recycling and reusing
  • Product photo booth
  • Yellow couch 
  • Community kitchen space


School of Engineering and Applied Science 

(800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052)

Computing Facility

The SEAS Computing Facility is the academic computing service unit of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the George Washington University. They support and enable the success of faculty, staff and students through a sustainable, efficient and effective use of information technology. They have various software licences and subsctiprtion for use and download. For more information please visit their web-site -

High Bay Lab and Maching Shop

The High Bay Lab is a large versatile testing facility with a three-story clear height located in the George Washington University's new Science and Engineering Hall. The lab features an integrated reinforced “strong wall’ and “strong floor” which can be used to carry out a wide range of tests on large-scale structural components and assemblies of up to 100 million pounds of force. The lab includes a 20-ton double girder overhead roof crane, a dedicated loading bay at the mezzanine level, a concrete mixing room, an equipment room and a machine shop.

The machine shop is conveniently located next to the High Bay Lab and is capable of producing small to large sizes of metallic parts needed for testing. It is equipped with a total of seven mills, three lathes, three drill presses, two band saws, a 4 x 4 foot laser cutter and an EDM machine. For more information, please visit -


    Virginia Science and Technology Campus 

    (20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA 20147)

    The VSTC shop is located in the Exploration Hall on the VSTC campus on the first floor. There are a lathe, a drill press, a set of grinding/buffing wheels, a welder, and a milling machine. As well as an assortment of hand tools. GW students/faculty must undergo a safety course on Foggy Bottom campus to use any machine.