February 1, 2019
TO: James R. Johnsen, UA President
FROM: Daniel M. White, Chancellor
SUBJ:Fab-lab Space & Equipment
In late November 2018, I requested feedback from UAF vice chancellors and their deans and directors on new and existing fab-lab space and equipment ideas. This was in preparation for your request of $2M in strategic funding in UA’s FY20 budget.
I’ve attached a schematic layout of UAF’s current preliminary fab-lab infrastructure and the proposed level of investment needed to optimize these spaces and create a thriving innovative environment across UAF campuses and UA more broadly.
If you would like additional information on any of these spaces, please let me know.
cc: Nickole Conley, Executive Officer
|UAF eCampus instructional design team|
|UAF preliminary list of existing fab-lab infrastructure||Proposed level of investment|
|Music 305 Alaska media arts lab||$250,000|
|ELIF 108 milling machine||$250,000|
|Mechanical Engineering Dept. design lab||$250,000|
|CTC 3D printing lab||$250,000|
|Art Dept. fabrication and casting lab||$250,000|
|Bristol Bay fabrication lab||$250,000|
|ELIF's "engineering on display" space||$250,000|
|Mather Library maker space||$250,000|
|Electrical Computer Engineering Dept. "Pick and Place" (cube sat)||$250,000|
|CEM machine shop||$500,000|
|GI 3D printing lab||$500,000|
|Proposed metal-printing lab||$1,000,000|