The MShop at Dartmouth is more than a machine shop or a makerspace shop, it is the place to go to turn ideas into reality, for both teaching and research. MShop staff help plan project-oriented curricula and work with Dartmouth engineers, scientists, and students to design and build devices safely and effectively.
Instructors & Staff
Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org for teaching or research requests in machining, making, manufacturing, and fabrication.Anyone making a request through the main contact, can expect to hear back from a technical instructor within 1–2 business days.
The MShop at Dartmouth is an instructional workshop serving students, researchers, and faculty. We strive
To build deep problem solving and teamwork skills in our community of scholars, through hands-on experiences involving a wide variety of projects that include physical design and realization.
To engage the full power of our liberal arts community in teaching and research, to produce innovative solutions to world problems.
"To prepare the most capable and faithful for the most responsible positions and the most difficult service." —Sylvanus Thayer
Teaching is our mission. We don’t make things. We make engineers.
Support design innovation with a suite of tools, techniques, and training that enable engineering creativity in a safe environment.
Support our strength in interdisciplinary engineering and our liberal arts setting by enabling multi-disciplinary projects and cross-campus collaborations.
Provide a flexible toolset and a training program that is accessible to non-experts builds core competencies in machining and enables students and faculty to incorporate fabrication in their research and projects.
Provide a comfortable, competent, and safe workshop environment.
Instructors are professional in appearance and demeanor.
Interpersonal relationships are collegial, respectful, and friendly.
Teaching takes many forms, including managing student design teams, providing opportunities for practicing skills, and training a student staff.
Work environment is collaborative and non-competitive.
Skills are drawn from diverse fields.
Performance is measured from our clients' perspective.
Staff is cross-functional—all of us do all jobs and work all shifts.
Everyone is responsible for safety in the workshops.
We embrace 5S principles of tidiness and workplace standardization.
We provide an effective training program with a focus on hands-on experience.
A team of instructors ranging from student helpers through technical staff, are dedicated to enabling users to develop the skills they need.
We cultivate collaborations with a diversity of faculty, students, departments, and shops across campus.