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BeAM is currently open for research, entrepreneurial, and academic projects.

BeAM Logo: Be a Maker

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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

We aim to make everyone feel empowered to reach their full making potential - if you’re interested in making, you belong at BeAM.

Hours Locations Trainings News

What do you want to use?

3d printing
Basic tools
Laser cutter
Metal shop
Vinyl cutter
Wood shop

Makerspace Hours

BeAM’s fall open hours will provide priority access for research, entrepreneurship, approved academic use/coursework, and production of CPE/PPE for personal use. Recreational projects will be permitted for faculty, staff, professional and graduate students, but time and tool access may be limited. Undergraduate recreational projects will not be supported at this time.


Upcoming Trainings

Our Staff

Anna Engelke
Anna Engelke

Education Program Manager
D.J. Fedor
D.J. Fedor

Traditional Fabrication Specialist
Kyle Glochick
Kyle Glochick

Administrative Coordinator
Kenny Langley
Kenny Langley

BeAM Director
Tricia Maloney
Drew Robertson

Digital Fabrication Specialist

Research and Course Support



Support for integrating design and making into your courses


Prototyping and Research

Support in using BeAM’s tools for research


What’s Happening at BeAM

Through Makerspace Program, Students Get to Test their Skills at Sea

Lindsey Pegram and Lilia Su stand on the deck on a boat

North Carolina Public Radio Features BeAM and Hillsborough Hospital Partnership

Students to Display Projects at BeAM MakerFest on December 5

BeAM MakerSpace lessons on campus and abroad

Pegram instructing students about sustainable making in Uruguay

Building a toolbox for success with the APSE minor and BeAM

Lessons learned: identifying solutions for success through the APSE minor and BeAM

Communities of practice at BeAM use peer-to-peer learning to deepen skills

From BeAM to Procter & Gamble: Prototyping, Professional Skills, and Passion