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Evansville Makerspace

Thank you 2020 Instructors!

MAKE IT Evansville relies heavily on our volunteer instructors who donate their time, expertise, and commitment to helping others. In addition to course instructors, these dedicated Makers helped design and build the renovated space, as well as curate the necessary tools and equipment for success. Even throughout the difficulties of 2020 these servant leaders continued to help provide classes, advice and mentorship, and a positive motivation.


Dan Dresselhaus

Dan Dresselhaus is a “retired” Senior Product Engineer with AeroVironment Inc., which is a technology company at the intersection of drones, robotics, sensors, and software based out of California. A lifelong learner, Dan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, and a M.S. in Thermodynamics from Birmingham City University (England). Dan continues to consult on electrical, mechanical, and software engineering projects part-time for AeroVironment; he spends his summers operating rides at Holiday World and trying to score Burning Man tickets.

Art Chlebowski

Dr. Arthur Chlebowski is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern Indiana. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical/ Medical Engineering from Purdue University in 2012. Focused on translational research and embedded system design, Art has worked on several projects with local companies focused on providing reduction of idea to functional prototype. Art has also taught ideation and feasibility frameworks in multiple industries.

Paul Blaylock

Paul Blaylock is the Owner of Blaylock LLC, an electronics engineering firm in Evansville Indiana. For over 25 years Paul has worked as a professional and contract engineer for clients all over the world. He has several patents to his credit and is a senior member of the IEEE. When not singing with local choirs, Paul and his wife can be found working on their new home in downtown Evansville which houses Paul’s 1971 Fiat, race car memories, and mother-in-law.

Josh McWilliams

Josh McWilliams is an Instructor of Computer Information Systems at USI’s Romain College of Business. Josh loves working with startups to build new products and services, and brings experience in IOT applications particularly related to RFID and asset management. Josh McWilliams holds a B.S. in Informatics and an M.S. in Information Systems from Indiana University, and an MBA from the University of Southern Indiana.


As MAKE IT Evansville progresses into a second year of activity, we are excited to expand our network and collective knowledge and skills by inviting additional members of our community to become instructors. As we grow and learn, we hope to develop more robust offerings for our members.

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Virtual Startup Weekend

Planning for virtual Startup Weekend 9, a three-day program where aspiring entrepreneurs experience startup life, is underway. The event will take place April 16–18, 2021. The Growth Alliance has been a proud sponsor and assistant to Startup Weekend from the beginning.

Community-wide Inventive Competition

A community-wide inventive competition is in the works! This inaugural and soon-to-be named event brings awareness to high technology, gathers community members at Innovation Pointe (specifically the maker and coworking space), and inspires community-driven innovations. Mark your calendars! Virtually or in-person, the competition commences on September 17, 2021.