In the News

March 26, 2021

"Do you have an idea that can change the world? Focus on converting the innovators and early adopters first.

That was the advice Simon Sinek ’95 delivered March 20 to a group of 155 Brandeis students participating in the DeisHacks 48-hour social good hackathon."

See the outcomes for Deishacks 2021 here:

March 15, 2021

"The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded $300,000 to support the project Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces, a partnership between Brandeis University and San Francisco-based Walking Cinema. 

The funding extends the work of an NEH-funded prototype to map and tell the stories of sacred spaces using 3D and interactive technologies. The project team is led at Brandeis by Wendy Cadge, Professor of Sociology and incoming Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Ian Roy, Director for Research Technology and Innovation, at the Brandeis MakerLab. Michael Epstein, director of Walking Cinema, is the project’s Principal Investigator.  "

See our room 3D scanning prototpes here: 

March 1, 2021

"Helen Wong ’19 might not be an aspiring archeologist if it weren’t for Alexandra Ratzlaff. 

Soon after joining the Brandeis faculty in 2017 as a lecturer in classical studies, Ratzlaff began to bring her students to the MakerLab, where Wong, then a sophomore, was giving tutorials on 3D scanning and other digital tools that could help restore and research cultural artifacts. "

January 19, 2021

"Serag teamed up with Ruosi Liu, MSBA’21, her classmate at Brandeis International Business School. Together, they thought up a solution: stylish shoes with removable heels.

They both knew such shoes already exist — they’re called convertible heels. But the duo only found a few companies making them.

“So we looked for the gaps,” said Serag.

And so Tambu Footwear was born. After quickly identifying opportunities in price, design, style and branding, Serag and Liu secured vital early support for their startup at the Brandeis MakerLab and Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship.

September 1, 2020

"Anyone who knows Ian Roy ’05 won’t be surprised that he has his own stack of 3D printers at home.

A tinkerer by nature, Roy is the director of Brandeis University’s MakerLab and an adjunct professor at the International Business School, where he teaches classes on digital fabrication, robotics and rapid prototyping.

It’s also no surprise that Roy took an active role when the pandemic hit, positioning Brandeis as a leader in an inter-college working group that began sharing the best and latest information on how to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE)."

September 15, 2019


May 20, 2019

"Brandeis MakerLab hosted its first annual Tech Fest on May 2 in the lounge outside Rapaporte Treasure Hall. This event showcased an array of technological projects, ranging from hard robotics to 3-D printed art. "

April 8, 2019


March 1, 2018

Brandeis Magazine

January 30, 2018

"International Business School students add 3D printing to their business toolbox

3D printing is cool and all, but at first glance, it doesn’t seem terribly relevant to International Business School graduate students until you hear Uri Kedem, MBA’18, and Ian Roy ’05 enthuse about how the technology is on the cusp of transforming business along with a host of other fields.

Kedem and seven other Brandeis students took the first-ever “Digital Fabrication with Robotics” class in Fall 2017 taught by Roy, an adjunct professor at the business school. Roy is also staff advisor to the Brandeis VR, Aviation and 3D printing clubs as well as director of the Brandeis MakerLab, where any student can learn how to scan and print 3D objects using the lab's equipment...."

March 18, 2018

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