Located in the J. Erskine Love Jr. Manufacturing Building, the MILL is unlike any other “maker” space at Georgia Tech or among peer institutions worldwide. Branded as the world’s first “make and measure space,” it not only empowers students to create but also to analyze and evaluate those creations.
The MILL gives students free and open access to over $1 million of analytical equipment, including electron microscopes, x-ray analysis tools, spectrometers, and mechanical testers—all available to students for their personal learning, research and exploration.
Today, students who visit the MILL are, without fail, awed by its analytical equipment, management structure, and welcoming and inclusive culture. Unfortunately, the current space is an inherited series of non-contiguous labs hidden amidst the School of Material Science and Engineering’s other labs and offices. To reach its full potential and further amplify its impact and reach, the MILL needs a space as exceptional as Georgia Tech’s students.
The School envisions a transformative renovation for the MILL that will be a beacon to attract students from across campus and recruit students from around the world to Learn, Discover, & Build a Community around Materials.
The School of Materials Science and Engineering seeks philanthropic commitments totaling $2.5M to renovate the MILL – and we have a deadline – NOW!
We need our alumni, friends, and industry partners to come together in these next four weeks, so we can leverage matching capital improvement funding from the Institute to make this priority a reality.
Consider a multi-year pledge. $5,000 per year for five years can be much more manageable than a one-time gift of $25,000, and yet, you will be making that same impact.
Has MSE made a lasting impact on your life? Consider naming one of the new lab spaces in the MILL to inspire the next generations. Leave your legacy or honor your most influential professor at Tech. Contact us for availability and minimums.