Image showing two students in the BeAM 3D printer room, discussing a project.

Students discussing a 3D printing project in the BeAM@Murray Hall printer room.


Image showing two students collaborate on an electronics project at the BeAM@Murray Hall makerspace.

Collaboration on an electronics project at the BeAM@Murray Hall makerspace.

Be A Maker! BeAM Makerspaces at Carolina

BeAM@CAROLINA is a network of makerspaces where the UNC community can come together in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation. We offer open studios, training workshops, host classes and group activities in spaces equipped with emerging technologies like 3D printing as well as wood and metalworking shops.




Create

Be part of a vibrant community of makers as they tinker, design and build in highly collaborative environments that provide the tools, training and support you need to turn ideas into real objects.

Learn

BeAM offers workshops and on-site support in 3D printing, laser cutting and electronics as well as woodworking and metalworking. For faculty, we support the integration of making into the classroom.

Research

Whether you are a student, staff member or faculty building instruments or artwork for your scholarly activities, or an entrepreneur prototyping a concept, at BeAM you can make your ideas real.


Core Values

EVERYONE IS A MAKER:
BeAM provides a safe environment where every person feels welcome and empowered.

BEAM IS A COMMUNITY:
BeAM is its users. If you use UNC BeAM, you own it. Learn from someone else, teach the next one.

BEAM INSPIRES:
A new generation of undergraduates.

BEAM TURBOCHARGES:
Students, faculty, and staff, and represents Carolina as an exciting place for them to grow as a person and as a citizen of North Carolina and the world.

BEAM CELEBRATES:
The power of teams to identify problems, create solutions, and generate ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges.

BEAM SERVES:
The community through outreach and partnerships with community entrepreneurship groups.