Maker Spaces

Creating, exploring, innovating, building – that is at the heart of what students do at UO Portland. Our graduate programs bridge theory and practice, with students able to get hands-on experience in their chosen fields.

Several programs have a dedicated maker space or innovation lab for their admitted students. These spaces have the latest technology and skilled technicians showing them the ropes.

Student wearing a virtual reality headset with a class behind him

Oregon Reality Lab

This School of Journalism and Communication lab explores immersive media, including 360 video, virtual reality and augmented reality. The OR Lab is a state-of-the-art immersive experience with emerging technologies for communications students and faculty research.

A student uses a laser printer in the fabrication lab

PDX Fabrication Lab

The fab lab is a prototyping space and a digital fabrication facility for College of Design students at UO Portland. The lab is equipped with a LASER-cutter, 3-D printer, computer numerical- control milled machine (CNC) and workshop machinery, and adjacent spray booth.

 

Sports Product Design lab

Sports Product Design Innovation Lab

This space is for teaching, prototyping, and materials research for sports product design students. The lab includes specialty sports product production equipment, including single stitch, cover stitch, active seam flat stitch, post stitch, and serger sewing machines, a strobel, body and hand scanners, a 3-D printer and a heat press. 

 

Sports Product Management innovation lab

Sports Product Management Innovation Lab

Sports product management students use this versatile space to create footwear and apparel on specialized, industry-standard machines. A display space allows for students to practice planning and merchandising in a retail-like environment.