The Yang Aero Maker Space

Students and faculty working on various pieces of equipment in the Aero Maker Space lab

What is the Yang Aero Maker Space?

Quite simply, it's a place where students and faculty can use a variety of equipment to build prototypes that advance their research - and their curiosity. In 2018, the AE School's Aero Maker Space was renamed the Yang Aero Maker Space in honor of the previous School Chair, Dr. Vigor Yang, who supported and funded the creation of the lab.

Who We Are

It's not like any other lab. The Yang Aero Maker Space is run by specially trained students, Aero Maker Space Mentors, and staff who supervise the safe and proper use of all equipment and train others in the same. 

Apply to be an Aero Maker Space Mentor

Applications open until March 14 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)


Spring 2021: How We Are Open

The faculty and students who coordinate the Yang Aero Maker Space have developed the following protocol to make the lab accessible and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • The Maker Space is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. No walk-ins will be allowed during the Fall 2020 semester. Users must sign up for a timeslot here to use a specific zone of the Maker Space. A map of those zones can be seen here. Your timeslot is only good for the zone you designated.

  • All 3D prints must be submitted online. Here is a link to the online form

  • All users and mentors must wear face coverings and safety glasses at all times. Safety glasses will be available to users when they arrive in the space. Users will have the ability to ‘check out’ a pair of glasses for the semester.

  • The Maker Space Mentors will be constantly cleaning and sanitizing the space; however, users are still responsible for cleaning up their zone at the end of their timeslot.>

  • Due to COVID-19, there will be no public training sessions this semester. As we develop trainings and manuals for the future, they will be viewable here.

Download a full explanation of the Maker Space COVID-19 safety protocols here.

Where We Are Located

Weber Building275 Ferst Dr NW, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30332
Located in the street-level foyer of the Weber SST Building, this facility houses prototyping and wood-working equipment. 

Montgomery Knight Building270 Ferst Dr, Basement, Atlanta, GA 30332
The metal-working and composites manufacturing components of the Yang Aero Maker Space are located in the basement of Montgomery Knight. 

Contact the AMS Mentors