The CoMotion MakerSpace provides the tools and resources to build and prototype your next great idea! Come to the MakerSpace to experience a social, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment that connects you with UW’s creative community. Open to UW students, staff, and faculty, affiliates, and the public.
The MakerSpace opens on September 25, 2019 for the fall quarter. Fall hours are Weekdays and Sundays, 2pm to 8pm. For the first two weeks, we will hold additional safety orientations on Mondays and Fridays. We are closed during all university holidays. If a university holiday falls next to a weekend (e.g. Friday or Monday), we will be closed that weekend as well.
We are closed for Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28 – 29) and Intersession (Dec. 6 – Jan. 6).
Come for a quick chat/tour with us and learn about the different and uniques things that you can make!
Or if you already know that you want to use our MakerSpace, attend an Orientation & Safety Training! This training is mandatory for anyone wanting to use the MakerSpace. The training is about an hour and you do not need to register in advance.
Once you have received the safety training, passed a quiz, and filled out a form, you can start making!
Note: Closed-toe shoes required at all times in our facility.
Jeanette Ennis supports UW researchers pursuing grant money to commercialize their innovations, and helps CoMotion secure economic development grant opportunities. Ennis joined CoMotion in 2009 after more than 15 years of broad research experience as a scientist, entrepreneur, and manager. Her areas of expertise include pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, tissue engineering, and medical devices. She has worked with a variety of start-up companies as project manager, grant writer, and intellectual property manager, and held senior research positions at Cornell University and the UW Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She earned a doctorate in medical and molecular pharmacology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she trained with Louis Ignarro, Nobel Laureate in Physiology. She also holds a certificate in technical writing and editing from the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.