Student Bridges Disciplines in Makers Lab Alban Allajbegu, an Honors College student at Miami Dade College, is regularly in the Makers Lab, a new facility at Wolfson Campus, crafting his own projects and helping other students implement their ideas. After an MDC-sponsored semester at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he was inspired to work with students from other disciplines to see what they could create together. He started with a project he’s pursuing in the lab. “The idea was partially inspired by MIT because we had this Media Lab, where students create projects that are interdisciplinary,” he said. “We wanted to mix agriculture with engineering, and our way was a vertical garden.” In addition to working in the Makers Lab, Allajbegu and a friend started the Makers Club, a community of students who enjoy making things. They noticed that students often struggle to find help for their projects, so they created a support system. Allajbegu assists students with various phases of their projects, including design and 3-D printing. In the future, Allajbegu said he wants to become an astronaut or to open his own engineering company. “MDC has provided me with amazing opportunities to learn,” he said. “The opportunities here are not available at any other school.” – DU
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