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Published: August 28, 2019 Author: Emily Baxstrom

Through the OHIO Makes program, Ohio University students can have free access to the Athens MakerSpace.

Graphic courtesy of: Kristi Large

Through the OHIO Makes program, Ohio University students can have free access to the Athens MakerSpace.

"LIGHTS is excited to help provide OHIO students further opportunities to make their ideas happen,” said Nathaniel Berger, executive product and business coach at LIGHTS. “Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship don't strictly occur in the classroom or on campus; it happens in our communities, it happens with experimentation, and with collaboration. The Athens MakerSpace is an amazing place where students and community members can create and engage to foster new opportunities for everyone, and LIGHTS will be there offering additional product and business development opportunities alongside them."

The call for applications for students to apply for memberships is available through the OHIO Makes web page. The first ten students accepted can win up to $250 in guaranteed project supplies.

OHIO Makes is hosting an open house for students from 6–9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, at the Athens MakerSpace, 751 W. Union St. The event features food from Kiser’s Barbecue, a meet and greet with program directors and make-and-take items. A free shuttle to Athens MakerSpace will be available near the first floor entrance of Baker University Center.