CoMotion MakerSpace provides students, staff, and faculty from the University of Washington with the tools and resources to build and prototype their next great idea! Come to the MakerSpace, and make the most of a social, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment that connects you with UW’s creative community.
The MakerSpace reopens March 26, 2018 and is open through June 1, 2018 for Spring Quarter. We are closed for the following university holidays and the weekends around them: Memorial Day (May 28).
Our summer opening will begin on June 18, 2018 and end on August 17, 2018. Exact hours and holiday closings will be announced later.
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 fill 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.