MIT has more than 130,000 ft2 of build/hobby space, about 2.5 football fields, to support classes work. We are augmenting this system via adding 10,000s ft2 of makerspaces that will support more maker communities, personal making and very importantly... our growing entrepreneur maker community.
Marty Culpepper, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is MIT's first Maker Czar. He leads MIT's project Manus - MIT's new effort to provide leadership in higher education that aims to enrich the student life experience via making in classes, research, entrepreneurship and extracurricular activities. His favorite maker tools are mills and waterjets, though he's become fond of glass blowing.