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MakerLab @CornellTech


The MakerLAB and the Protected Airway Collaborative are working together to build the next generation of medical education tools. From idea to design to prototype our goal it to create more effective, resilient, and accessible tools that can be integrated into real world medical education spaces.

All participants are welcome. From Medical students, to Weill Cornell residents to faculty. This partnership is for anyone with an interest in education innovation and design, who might want to try their hand at experimenting with 3D printing and other creative tools for building novel medical education training devices.

These innovative new learning spaces are the ideal incubator for innovative medical education design. Working together with the Maker Lab at Cornell Tech and The Simulation Center at Weill Cornell we are building new training tools designed to integrate into these learning spaces to train the next generation of clinicians.

We provide mentorship and easy access to fabrication tools that enable students, faculty, and the PAC community to test-build their ideas from initial sketch to refined prototype. The full range of equipment and inclusive atmosphere accommodates everyone.

PAC Learning Installations are a great place to test your ideas in the real world. Our training platform is a unique transformation of the learning space: merging of digital and physical space to create self-directed, immersive, interactive and collaborative learning experiences that meets the next generation of learners where they live.

Interested in joining us?

This project is open to all medical students, residents, physicians and other clinical providers. We offer various opportunities for learning, education research and career development in this new space. If you are interested in learning how to imagine, design and fabricate the next generation of medical education training tools, and want to join in, please contact us.

Program Offerings:

MakeHealth: is a joint collaboration with PAC at Weill Cornell. Assisting medical educators to develop a new set of education skills. Mentorship by both Weill Cornell & Cornell Tech allow for opportunities that include:

  • Development of student & resident scholarly projects
  • Education research and quality improvement studies
  • Faculty development. Be on the cutting edge of the MedEd space.

Craft@Large: an Intergenerational, Intercultural Hacker space in MakerLAB @ CORNELL TECH with various offerings.

Contact us at: jos7007@ean2003med-cornell-edu

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Development of a fiberoptic training tool

Creative Leads

Niti is a designer/maker currently leading the MakerLAB at Cornell Tech. She has over 10+ years of experience in the field of Interior Architecture and Sustainable Manufacturing. After her masters in Interior Architecture from RISD she worked for LMN Architects in Seattle where she focused on sustainable practices in public spaces. One of her projects was the Vancouver Convention Center West which is the permanent home of the 2010 Olympic Torch. After moving to the Bay Area in 2008, she started her own design studio (NPS) which practices modern day crafts to solve design problems big and small.

Jonathan St. George is an emergency physician at Weill Cornell focused on design innovation in medical education. The creator of the Protected Airway Collaborative, this new learning style is designed to meet the next generation of learners where they live. It is intended work as an incubator for medical education design innovation: encouraging a collaborative effort from all stakeholders it is an opens source space to test and evolve new education solutions.

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