About Spark

Located in Room 191-192 of the Schwartz Center, Spark Innovation Studio is a multipurpose makerspace where students can meet to learn, collaborate, design and create. Spark provides access to innovative equipment, engaging programs and more than 2,400 square feet of project space. Spark has 2 distinct working areas - a makerspace and project studio space.

The makerspace works closely with LaunchNET and the Student Multimedia Studio at Kent State, and is under the direction of University Libraries. For further information about Spark contact KentStateSpark@gmail.com or call 330-672-3679.

What is a Makerspace?

There are many interpretations of what constitutes a makerspace. A general definition is that a makerspace, sometimes referred to as a hackerspace or fablab, is a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent and learn. Makerspaces can exist in many forms and be equipped with a variety of tools and equipment, but the general intent is to be a space that encourages making, collaborating and sharing knowledge.


The makerspace in Spark Innovation Studio is open to the Kent State students, faculty and staff. Inquiries from the community are welcome. For more information view the Visit Spark page.


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Photo of a squirrel design routed and laser etched in Spark


Spring Semester

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday / Monday, CLOSED


  • Tuesday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday - Monday, CLOSED


Room 191-192, Schwartz Center (the former Glass Studio)

For directions and parking information view the Visit Spark page.


Jeff Jones, Outreach Program Officer

Hilary Kennedy, Manager

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