Funding the Next Generation of Makers at UCSF

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Funding the Next Generation of Makers at UCSF

WHY we need your help:


Since opening in April 2016, the Makers Lab has supported over 3,000 UCSF students, staff, postdocs, and faculty. We have clocked over 3,000 hours on the 3D printers, held over 200 workshops (or pop-ups). Through a partnership with the Anatomy Department, the Makers Lab will launch a new 3-D printing elective this fall, called “3D Printing for Health Science Students.”


As we discover more applications for 3D printing across UCSF the Makers Lab will need more consumables (or materials used to 3D print) to help the UCSF community keep “making.” Join us, make a gift, and help us reach our $10,000 funding goal. We can’t do this work without YOU! It is straightforward; your gift will go towards supplementing the cost of 3D printing consumables for the UCSF community and will help prepare the health practitioners, researchers, and educators of tomorrow.


Visual showing the potential for Makers Lab at UCSF

With a $25 donation we can 3D print 20 of the knee models shown above. Just imagine what is possible if we reach our goal!


3D printed knee


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Questions about how you can help? Contact Jennifer Lyon, UCSF Director of Annual and Special Giving, at 415-476-8975 or


ABOUT the Makers Lab:


Located in the UCSF Library, the Makers Lab is the university’s makerspace, or collaborative workspace, where the UCSF community can unleash their natural creativity to discover new solutions to health science challenges. It is a creative, DIY space where students, faculty, researchers, and staff can tinker using 3D printers, virtual reality, arts and crafts, programmable electronics, and more at no cost.


Panorama picture of Makers Lab