Creat’R Lab’s Maker Week a Success

Over the course of five days, students, faculty, and UCR community members came together to celebrate the spirit of making and innovation during Maker Week!

Maker Week, held April 24 - 28, was an opportunity to introduce (and re-introduce) the UCR community to the Creat'R Lab with events happening in and out of the Orbach Library. One of the events outside of the Creat'R Lab was a project showcase event that featured Star Wars characters and a sweater giveaway at the Rivera Arches.


UCR Libray staff from other departments led the jewelry-making event (Student Success and Engagement Librarian Carrie Cruce) and crocheting event (Digital Scholarship Librarian Rachel Starry). 


Most of the events, like the Build Your Own Robot event, were led and coordinated by Innovative Media Librarian Alvaro Alvarez and Maker Services Coordinator Brendon Wheeler. 


Brendon and Alvaro are hopeful that Maker Week will return in 2024 and plan to make the event even better next year. 

"We're looking forward to offering more workshops and even more variety next year," Brendon said. 

You can learn more about the Creat'R Lab and its services on the Creat'R Lab webpage