What is MASS?

MASS is an inclusive educational facility and laboratory, supporting research and development across a broad range of fields. We foster creativity and multidisciplinary collaboration by providing open access to unique tools and resources.

MASS is an acronym which implies the shared innovative spirit among those with Musical, Artistic, Scientific, and Social pursuits. We wish to see new ideas thrive, and to kindle the fire of creative genius within each of us. Our goal is to help weave individuals into an ever-growing network of students, educators, and creators.

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An introductory course into the art of metallurgy. Students learn the tools and procedures for using a lathe by machining their own shot glass.

Students learn the tools and procedures for using a Milling Machine by machining a precision cube of aluminum.

This three hour course covers the fundamentals of turning a rough piece of lumber into a perfectly square and usable piece with master wood worker Jay Wiggins.

This four hour course introduces the fundamental woodworking tools: the flat back chisel and the bench plane.