A Collaboratory, as defined by William Wulf in 1989, is a “center without walls, in which the nation’s researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries” (Wulf, 1989).
A Collaboratory is a space for students, staff and faculty to engage in hands-on learning, from concept through to the development of a physical object.
It is our desire at UMA, that the Collaboratory engages students to be design thinkers, constructionists, and collaborators in order to create the best inventions for the best of intentions.
"...genius may be inspiration + perspiration, but collaboration is integral to the equation as well."
- Moos, D., Miller, K., Fontecchio, A. 2017.