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The National Week of Making is an opportunity to celebrate the innovation, ingenuity, and creativity of "makers"—the diverse community of independent designers and inventors who make their own unique products using a variety of technologies. From June 16–22, join us in celebrating the National Week of Making with events and classes at the NIH Library that feature makers at NIH.
 
Stop by the NIH Library to see examples of how researchers have utilized maker technologies to create cost-saving solutions that improve research capabilities, laboratory efficiency, and experimental reproducibility. The National Week of Making display will feature 3D prints and custom labware made by NIH intramural researchers and staff. Come and be inspired by how the NIH community is using 3D-printed lab instrumentation to transform research, and how 3D-printed molecular and anatomical models facilitate hands-on discovery and communication.
 
The National Week of Making event also features 3D modeling and printing classes, and a Virtual Reality demonstration. These events, held in the NIH Library, are free and open to NIH and HHS, but registration is required. For more information about the classes and to register, see https://nihlibrary.nih.gov/about-us/news/week-of-making. 
 
For questions about National Week of Making events, contact Verma Walker, verma.walker@nih.gov. Additional resources and information about custom labware and the Maker Movement can be found online at the NIH 3D Print Exchange, https://3dprint.nih.gov/, or by contacting 3Dprint@nih.gov. 
 
Sign language interpreters and other reasonable accommodations can be provided. If you require such accommodations, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at 301-496-1080. For TDD users/callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
 

The National Week of Making activities are being presented by the NIH Office of Intramural Research, the NIH Library (a Division of the Office of Research Services), and the NIAID Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology.