Director of Instructional Fabrication
• Makerspace tours and demos
• Equipment use, maintenance, scheduling
• Demonstration, instruction, and training
As the GIX Director of Instructional Fabrication, Nicholas Ames manages the makerspace, coordinates with faculty, and offers design and fabrication guidance to the students in the MSTI and Dual Degree program. Nicholas has nearly two decades of experience in design, fabrication, and shop management in industry and academic settings. He has a deep passion for advanced prototyping techniques and design mentorship. Trained as a puppeteer, studio artist, and architect, Nicholas brings a unique perspective on design development and prototyping to GIX.