Maker Spaces on Campus

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design

(500 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006)

Studio Facilities

The woodshop is fully equipped and frequently upgraded and improved. It offers industrial-grade machines and is dedicated to investing in new technologies and methods of fabrication. You can find the Spring 2017 Woodshop Open Hours here.

​Ceramics offers industrial level machines including 24 electric wheels, slab rollers, Brent Extruders, a Ball Mill and a walk-in spray booth. We also maintain two gas kilns (24 and 48 cubic feet), 11 electric kilns (2-12 cubic feet), a coffin kiln (16 cubic feet), and a raku setup.

The plaster room is fully equipped for industrial slip casting and houses two electric plaster wheels and a slip mixer.

Fabrication Studio, located in Smith 2A04, extends the capabilities of the Sculpture and New Media programs. They are adding equipment regularly. Check out the unofficial, non-university-sanctioned blog, The Neanderthal Manual.


The department currently has two Makerbots. These are fused deposition modeling (FDM) printers, dual-extruder support, building objects by extruding ABS plastic onto fine layers. Build volume is 9.7" x 6.0" x 6.1".

The department currently has two Roland MDX-40A desktop CNC mills. Build volume is 12" x 12" x 4-1/8".

The NextEngine Scanner is a high resolution 3D scanner. Scan volume is approximately 4" x 4" x5".

  • Cubify Sense Scanner

The Sense Scanner is a portable(-sh) 3D scanner. Scan volume is approximately 12' x 12' 12'.

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 -

GW Innovation Center

(725 23rd Street NW, Room M06, Washington, DC 20052)

The GW Innovation Center has a number of resources free of charge, open to all students as well as workshops to teach the necesary skills needed for the tools. Contact MedTech Innovation specialist: Konstantin Mitic for more information.

  • Drills and basic maker tools
  • 5 whiteboards on casters
  • 1 vinyl cutter
  • 3 PRUSA MK2S FDM 3D printers
  • 5 Raspberry Pis
  • 4 Arduino kits
  • 2 hand sewing stations

Virginia Sciece and Technology Campus 

(20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA 20147)

The VSTC shop is ilocated in the Expolration 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.