This project has closed. If you are interested in supporting Stego Studio, please contact Andi Sharp at or (859) 572-7530. Thank you! 

Stego Studio: Steely Library's Makerspace

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
17 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 12, at 11:59 PM EST
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Stego Studio - A Creative Hub for Student Success and Innovative Thinking

Help us keep Stego Studio free for our student makers and innovative thinkers!

In fall 2021, Steely Library opened NKU's first makerspace, Stego Studio, to all currently enrolled NKU students, faculty and staff. Stego Studio provides high-quality prototyping and fabrication equipment supporting project-based learning and research, including state-of-the-art 3D printers, scanners, computer software and a laser cutter/engraver.  

Stego Studio is a pressure-free and fun environment where students can translate abstract concepts into real-world understanding, develop critical thinking skills and explore creative solutions to real-life problems with hands-on learning. 

We are asking for $2,500 in donor support to keep the makerspace free to use for NKU makers. By eliminating user costs, we can continue to encourage and maximize student participation. Donations directly cover the cost of equipment materials and consumables, removing any financial barriers to use the space. 

With your help, our brand-new makerspace will have limitless growth potential. Please consider joining us at one of the funding levels listed in the right-hand sidebar as we celebrate and facilitate a new generation of innovative thinkers and problem solvers at Northern Kentucky University.  

Explore Stego Studio’s webpage for more information.   

Maker holding a 3D printed model of a human spine
Student maker removing a project from the Glowforge laser cutter

3D printer printing a vase

Student wearing a "Stego Studio" sticker at Fresh Fusion


Thank you so much for your support!

Choose a giving level


Stego Studio Friend

Your gift of $25 will fund 1 roll of 3D filament, which can be used to create approximately 25-50 medium to large-sized prints.


Stego Studio Supporter

Your gift of $50 will fund a pack of metallic or glow in the dark 3D filament to add a stylized look to any project or a 10-pack of Baltic Birch wood for use in the laser cutter.


Stego Studio Advocate

Your gift of $100 will fund a variety pack of materials, including hardwoods, acrylics, and leather, that can be used for approved instructional and research projects on the laser cutter.


Stego Studio Champion

Your gift of $250 will fund integrating 3D scanning and/or printing into 2-3 NKU courses, allowing us to provide materials for test prints and a mid-sized final product for up to 30 students in each course.


Stego Studio Community Leader

Your gift of $500 will fund supporting NKU student organizations, allowing us to invite student groups to 3D scan, print, and use the laser cutter for club-related purposes.

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