Coming up with a Name for your Makerspace or STEM Lab

Makerspace Name Ideas

You have the space, you have the gear, now for the name! There are a lot of great name ideas out there, so I have compiled a list of some you may like, as well as a makerspace name generator of sorts!

Unique Makerspace Names

These names may combine words, utilize a play on words, or just sound fun:

  • Collaboratory
  • Imaginarium
  • Mindcave
  • Da Vinci’s Workshop

Simple Makerspace Names

Or why not try something simple?

  • Eureka!
  • The Brainstorm
  • STEM Lab
  • Makerplace
  • Fablab

I also created this simple chart for coming up with a makerspace name. Just pick one word from each column and you’re done! It couldn’t be easier.

Makerspace Names That Suit YOUR Makerspace

Still not sure? Here are some tips for coming up with a unique name:

  • Think about what your makerspace’s focus is. Is it on building? Arts? Robotics? Environmentally friendly design? Try using a word that supports your makerspace’s mission and feel.
  • Get input from your students. How do they feel in the makerspace? What are their favorite tools and projects?
  • Describe your space. Is it on an upper floor? A basement? In a nook? In a library? What’s the history of the space? Try incorporating an aspect of the physical space into your name and it’s sure to fit.

What do you call your makerspace or STEM lab? Comment below or head to the STEM educator support group on Facebook to share your name with us!

Looking for more ideas while setting up your makerspace? You may find the following articles useful:

Setting up Your Makerspace

Setting up an Elementary STEM Lab
by Sarah Lalonde
So You Want to Start A Makerspace?
by Teach Outside the Box

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