Outreach

Make, Innovate, Learn Lab (MILL)

The Make, Innovate, Learn Lab (or the "MILL") officially opened in November 2015 on the second floor or the Wendell W. Wright Education Building.

Originally conceived by Professor Kylie Peppler, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences at the School of Education, the MILL is a place where students and faculty can learn and develop “hands on” approaches for teaching subjects ranging from art to the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. It is a place to explore creative solutions to pedagogical problems.

Dr. Peppler worked with an interdisciplinary committee of faculty and students from the School of Education during the 2014-15 school year to create the lab that provides open access to a wide variety of building and crafting materials and tools, plus high-tech machinery such as 3-D printers and a laser cutter. Visitors can make just about anything here, from quilts, to circuit boards, to scale models of dinosaur bones.

Projects are already underway at the MILL, with seven faculty members receiving mini grants for innovative and collaborative projects with a focus on new ways to engage students in learning activities involving “making.”

If you're interested in reserving the MILL for a class or faculty gathering, send an email to millsoe@indiana.edu.