Research Guides

UM Makerspaces


University of Miami Makerspaces
The University of Miami has many makerspaces available to students on campus that specialize in different areas of creating. University of Miami Libraries in collaboration with UMIT Academic Technologies is here to support research and lerning in these types projects and can guide you to the best resources on campus.
Academic Technologies
Academic Technologies is focused on the teaching and learning side of IT. We work closely with faculty and students on projects related to teaching and learning. We support computer labs, reading capture, student technology support, instructional design, and learning platforms that enhance online and technology-enriched courses.

The unit is divided into the following teams:
University of Miami Libraries
UM Libraries provides the highest quality access to collections, information services, learning support, and digital expertise in support of the University’s mission to transform lives. The Libraries welcome and incorporate advances and innovations in information technology and scholarly communication.

UM Libraries is home to the Creative Studio which provides expert support and consultation in the use of audiovisual and multimedia technology. 
Webmaster

Mary Diaz de la Portilla

Nicolas Aponte

Vanessa Rodriguez

Vanessa Rodriguez is also the Head of UM Libraries Creative Studios. If you have any updates or corrections to the UM Makerspaces guide, pleae contact.
Campus Map of Makerspaces
School of Architecture


Fabrication Lab
 - Murphy Design Studio Building
3D printing & laser cutting
Contact: Max Jarosz | mjarosz@miami.edu

Model Shop - Building 35, Rooms 150
Facilities include traditional wood working tools and machinery, and CNC milling.
Access: contingent on training
Contact: Max Jarosz | mjarosz@miami.edu
 
College of Engineering

Fabrication & Machine Shop
Location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) First Floor
Hours of Operation:  intermittent
Access : lab is open to students working on research projects. Use is contingent on training
Contact information:  Troy R. Thompson | t.thompson6@miami.edu 
School of Communication
Emerging Media Lab - Wolfson Building, 1st Floor, Room 1018
Hours of Operation: Dependent on Class Schedule, Visit website for more info.
Access: Open to all UM Students enrolled in a Cinema and Interactive Media Course(CIM)
Contact Information: uminteractive@gmail.com
College of Engineering

The UM College of Engineering – Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Center of Excellence Collaborative Laboratory allows the realization of cooperative educational and research opportunities for students, as well as faculty researchers in multiple disciplines. The facility provides access to a wide variety of advanced 3-D printers and fabricating equipment, and will have a full-time engineer/scientist available for training purposes.

Location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) First Floor
Access : Use of the lab is open to UM students working on research projects
Contact information:  Troy R. Thompson | t.thompson6@miami.edu 
School of Architecture


RAD-UM - LaGorce Building, Room 160
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 9 - 6pm
Access : UM Architecture students, by appointment
Contact information: Indrit Alushani | ixa383@umiami.edu

Fabrication Lab - Location, Architecture Building 35 (first floor)
Hours of Operation: 
Access : UM students working on research projects
Contact information: Max Jarosz | mjarosz@miami.edu
UM Libraries
Creative Studio - Richter Library, 118
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Access : UM students and employees
Contact information: creativestudio@miami.edu

Calder Medical Library, 1st floor
Policy
Contact Information: circulation@med.miami.edu
Please add "3D printing" to the subject line
School of Communication

Emerging Media LabWolfson Building, 1st Floor, Room 1018
Hours of Operation: Dependent on Class Schedule, Visit website for more info.
Access: Open to all UM Students enrolled in a Cinema and Interactive Media Course(CIM)
Contact Information: uminteractive@gmail.com

Arts & Sciences
3D Lab - Studio Arts Building , Room 180
Accessible to students in sculpture courses
Contact Information: Billie Lynn | blynn@miami.edu
For specialized 2D printing including large format (plotter), photography, and print finishing needs such as binding. 
UM Libraries
Creative Studio - Richter Library, 118
Large format printing & photographic printing
Access : UM students and employees
Contact information: creativestudio@miami.edu

Biomedical Communications, Calder Medical Library
Posters, brochures, binding & other finishing
Access : UM affiliates
Contact Information: biomed@med.miami.edu or 305-243-6783
 
Arts & Sciences - Studio Arts
School of Architecture
Computer Lab, (add location)
Large format printing (plotting)
Contact Information: soalab@miami.edu | 305-284-5081
UM Libraries


UM Creative Studio 
provides expert support and consultation in the use of digital audio, video, and graphic design technology, as well as web development and image creation techniques. 

Locations: Richter Library 118 & Music Library 103
Access : UM students working on research projects
Contact information: creativestudio@miami.edu

Biomedical Communications, Calder Medical Library
Computer graphics and photography
Access : UM affiliates
Contact Information: biomed@med.miami.edu or 305-243-6783

School of Communication
Emerging Media Lab - Wolfson Building, 1st Floor, Room 1018
Hours of Operation: Dependent on Class Schedule, Visit website for more info.
Access: Open to all UM Students enrolled in a Cinema and Interactive Media Course(CIM)
Contact Information: uminteractive@gmail.com
School of Architecture
RAD-UM - LaGorce Building, Room 160
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 9 - 6pm
Access : UM Architecture students, by appointment
Contact information: Indrit Alushani | ixa383@umiami.edu

Photo Lab - 3rd fl
Hours of Operation: 24/7 reservation required.
Reserve online
Contact Information: 
Arts & Science
UMIT - U Innovate
The Innovate team aims to support UM initiatives related to innovation in the areas of health, teaching, and research. We guide and consult regarding project selection and implementation in a variety of fields including virtual reality, mixed reality, and artificial intelligence.

website: U Innovate
Email: innovate@miami.edu
Phone: (305) 284-3944
School of Architecture
RAD LAB - Virtual Reality Lab - Building 35, Room 270
Access : UM Architecture students
Contact information: Indrit Alushani | ixa383@umiami.edu
UM Libraries
Oculus Go and Oculus Quest equipment for check-out
Creative Studio - Richter Library, 118
Access : UM students and employees
Contact information: creativestudio@miami.edu

XR Community Lab - Richter Library, 326
Access : UM students and employees
Request a demo or class demo for Virtual Reality (Oculus and HTC Vive) and/or Augmented Reality (Magic Leap)

Contact information: vrodrigu@miami.edu
School of Communication
Emerging Media Lab - Wolfson Building, 1st Floor, Room 1018
Hours of Operation: Dependent on Class Schedule, Visit website for more info.
Access: Open to all UM Students enrolled in a Cinema and Interactive Media Course(CIM)
Contact Information: uminteractive@gmail.com
Arts & Science - Computer Science
Visualization Lab
The CCS Visualization Lab (Viz Lab) is a free resource to the UM community. Capable of accommodating 14 people, it’s is an impressive space to host a class or your next meeting.The Viz Lab is the perfect tool for high performance parallel visualization, data exploration, and other advanced simulations, and features a Mechdyne 3D-Display and a Cyviz 2D-Display.


Location: Ungar building (330D)
Access: Must complete a training course prior to use
Contact information: vizlab@miami.edu

 

School of Architecture
RAD-UM - LaGorce Building, Room 160
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 9 - 6pm
Access : UM Architecture students, by appointment
Contact information: Indrit Alushani | ixa383@umiami.edu

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