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Shane Farritor, student group help propel Maker Space concept.

A quiet staging area for ongoing NIC construction, the space is reservedfor a proposed Maker Space and the private/public research campus’ new business accelerator. NIC planners and UNL administrators hope the mix bubbles forth into a cauldron of hands-on creativity and innovation.

“That is an area of Nebraska Innovation Campus that is generating a lot of excitement,” said Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director. “The general idea is to create the Maker Space where individuals can come to work on projects and interact with others, including people who are in a business accelerator model.

“It has the potential to make a big impact.”

The Maker Space idea grew from a proposal generated by NIC’s faculty advisory committee.Shane Farritor, a professor of mechanical and materials engineering and member of the committee, is leading the Maker Space effort.