TechShop Continues Partnership with Washington University

ST. LOUIS – After opening its doors last summer, TechShop St. Louis is continuing its partnership with Washington University in 2017, offering discounted memberships to all University faculty, students and staff.

“It’s been exciting to see the Washington University students engaged in the shop and taking so many classes,” TechShop General Manager Mike Hill said.  “Each member is bringing something unique and using the shop in different ways.  We are excited to have them.”

During the fall semester, 59 Washington University members obtained TechShop badges.  These members combined to participate in 323 classes over the course of the semester, including popular classes like laser cutting, wood and metal shops, and welding.

Members also took advantage of the meeting spaces provided in TechShop, which can accommodate custom team building events and study groups.

“TechShop is a really valuable resource for the local community, and especially (Washington University),” said Scott Crick, a licensing associate at the WU Office of Technology Management and TechShop member.  “The infrastructure enables tinkerers, hobbyists, and even professionals to make almost anything, but the real benefit is that TechShop brings together a lot of talented, creative people who might otherwise never meet.”

“We look forward to seeing the additional ways (Washington University) plans on leveraging our space in the future,” TechShop Director of Business Development Chris Ruzicka said.  “For example, biomedical engineering design teams from the University will be prototyping projects at the shop this spring.”

TechShop St. Louis is located in the Cortex Innovation Community at the corner of Boyle and Duncan (4260 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110).  It is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM to midnight.  For a list of classes offered at the St. Louis location, click here.

To purchase a discounted TechShop membership at the Washington University rate, please contact  If you would like to stop by TechShop to take a tour or become a member, remember to bring your Washington University ID card.