Talent Gateway Challenges

There are three Talent Gateway Challenges located in the Mardigian Library.


Students will visit the proposed site of the IDEA Studio – 1217ML and answer questions in the room about different aspects of our future maker space.

Studio Hours – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

CHALLENGE: 3D Printing Demos

Students attend one demonstration of the IDEA Studio 3D Printer. Student will learn about the process of using a 3D printer and the procedures to use the IDEA Studio printer.

Printing Schedule: Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; beginning on the hour.

CHALLENGE: 3D Printing

Task: The first 5 students per day during the two week opening of the Talent Gateway who email the IDEA Studio to produce an object pre-picked by the Studio will earn points. Students will be able to pick up the object upon completion.

Printing Schedule: Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; beginning on the hour.

Did you know?

  • U of M Talent Gateway Logo
  • Launched in September 2016, the Talent Gateway is a campus-wide, innovative program, which puts students in the driver's seat, so they can leverage what they are already doing and launch themselves on a trajectory of creative thinking that will serve them well in life and work.

  • The Talent Gateway Online Community connects students with resources, experiences, and people designed to enhance their personal, academic, and career success.