Carnegie Mellon University
April 24, 2017

IDeATe Lab Featured on "Adam Savage's Maker Tour"

Image of Adam Savage talking with students

Carnegie Mellon University's IDeATe Network recently was featured in Adam Savage's Maker Tour series on

Savage, the former co-host of "MythBusters" and current editor-in-chief of, interviewed students and faculty in the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) Network and explored its labs in the basement of Hunt Library last fall during a national tour focused on maker spaces and innovation in education, entrepreneurship and workforce development.

Keith Webster, CMU's dean of University Libraries and director of emerging and integrative media initiatives, told Savage the program brings together students from across the university, who learn how others outside of their respective fields think.

"In the 21st century, our students are going to be dealing with big challenges, which no one can solve on their own," Webster said. "We need to find a way in which students can gain those experiences of learning to work with other people and what each other brings to the problem."

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