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Title: Army installation makerspaces in the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) operational environment : a business case analysis
Authors: Hirschi, Shane D.
Morrison, Dawn A.
Kreiger, Megan A.
Carrasquillo-Mangual, Mariangelica
Diggs-McGee, Brandy N.
Goebel, Jonathan M.
Oberg, Bjorn K.
Keywords: Work environment
Morale
Education, Cooperative
Military bases
Fort Bliss (Tex.)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-20-3
Abstract: This work demonstrated the implementation of makerspaces, collaborative workspaces that provide hands-on learning to help prepare the future workforce with critical 21st century applied-technology skills. Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) enhanced and evaluated the pre-existing makerspace at Fort Bliss, Texas to demonstrate the value of a makerspace within the military Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) environment. The 8-month pilot demonstration, conducted from May to December 2018, focused on investigating program characteristics such as usage trends, optimal locations, equipment, and personnel access. Results from the demonstration indicated that enhanced makerspaces with high quality equipment had a positive Soldier impact. The business case analysis determined that the Fort Bliss Makerspace fits the criteria of, met the 15% cost-to-revenue ratio threshold for, and can operate successfully as, a Category Type A (Mission Sustaining) program asset.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-20-3
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/37553
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/37553
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