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Cooper Foundation grant to expand Nebraska Innovation Studio.

The Cooper Foundation of Lincoln has provided a grant of $200,000 to support the Nebraska Innovation Studio, a 16,000-square-foot maker space in the Innovation Commons Building at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

"This charter investment in Nebraska Innovation Studio embodies one of the hallmarks of Cooper Foundation grant making,” said Jack Campbell, chairman of the board of trustees of the Cooper Foundation. "We strive to provide early investment in ventures of significant promise, and the development of this maker space certainly fits the bill."

The one-of-a-kind place for all kinds of makers will let students, faculty members and the community design, prototype, create and learn. The studio will provide membership access to high-end equipment, classes on a variety of ways to make things and access to an innovative community. The studio will offer a wide range of equipment, including tools for 3D printing and prototyping, woodworking, metal working, welding, sewing, screen printing, electronics, robotics and more.