Welcome to the studios! In October 2014 we opened our doors to all students and faculty in the Cockrell School of Engineering. We have now grown into three spaces, each offering tools to assist in completing a wide range of creative projects.

To learn more about what the studios have to offer, please visit our Equipment section.

About Our Director

photo of Scott Evans

Scott Evans has worn many hats in his career: mechanical engineer, materials scientist, entrepreneur, consultant and teacher. Each of these experiences provides a unique perspective as he takes on his newest position: director of the Longhorn Maker Studio.

Evans received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Cockrell School in 2005. As the new leader of one of the most innovative spaces on campus, Evans is enthusiastic about cross-disciplinary opportunities, research, commercialization and challenging students to realize their potential and build prototypes early.


Use of the equipment in the studios is free and no experience is required. However, we do have a short set of rules that all students and faculty must observe. View the rules

  1. The studios are open to faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from the Cockrell School of Engineering. Currently the space is not open to students from other colleges or to staff.
  2. You are expected to:
    • Clean up after yourself.
    • Be courteous, helpful, and respectful to your colleagues.
    • Failure to follow these rules will cause your privilege to be revoked.
  3. We do not allow the manufacturing of:
    • Weapons of any kind.
    • Production of parts for profit.
  4. You are free to test an idea, prototype it, etc. in the maker space but you need to go elsewhere to manufacture them if you decide to sell your parts.
  5. Each machine has material restrictions and training requirements that you will have to satisfy before using it. If in doubt, please ask.
  6. Intellectual property developed by a student who is not an employee of the UT Austin is owned by the student. The situation is the same if the student happens to be an employee of UT Austin and the intellectual property that is developed is outside the "course and scope" of employment.

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