To be successful, the lab relies on volunteer mentors, a community advisory committee and ongoing contributions.
The lab welcomes and encourages members of the community to volunteer their time in the lab, especially those with knowledge and skills in engineering, manufacturing, “making”, digital fabricating, machining, and woodworking. Volunteers receive a discount on a CLC Makers membership. Volunteers are needed during open lab hours, CLC class project time, and during CLC Makers hours. All volunteers must follow the Volunteer Process set by the college, including completion of a background check.
To volunteer as a mentor in the lab, contact the lab faculty coordinators.
The lab relies on input from its Community Advisory Committee to provide up-to-date equipment, training, facilities, and programming. The committee meets once per semester (twice per year), and is made up of representatives from the following groups:
If you are interested in serving on the advisory committee, contact us for more information and the time/date of the next meeting.
Bringing the lab from idea to reality takes an ongoing investment.
We are asking for support in this initiative that will benefit Lake County residents and employers. There are two ways to provide support:
Your support of the lab as a corporate partner is tax deductible. Donors will receive benefits based on varying levels of contribution, including:
To make a contribution, make your donation through the CLC Foundation.
The lab is always in need of materials, equipment and tools. Acrylic, aluminum, Delrin, machinable wax, artificial wood, craft plywood, are materials commonly in need. Woodworking, metalworking, testing tools and equipment are sometimes needed. Donations are tax deductible and accepted through the CLC Foundation. For specific needs contact Engineering Faculty Jan Edwards or Rob Twardock.