The Warrior Fab Lab team is excited to provide a space that inherently supports Stan State's strategic plan of "A Sense of Place, Inclusion, Transformation and Future". The Fab Lab combines the power of education and technology to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, social justice, and community engagement while look for solutions to solve local to global challenges.  Meet our members below.

Fab Lab Team

 

Uriel Alvarez
Student Assistant
Uriel Alvarez

I'm at Senior at Stan State majoring in Computer Science. My dream job out of college is to work as a web designer. Some of my interests include photography and working on my truck. I combine these hobbies and shoot automotive photography. I specialize in graphic design and making stickers and shirts, so if you need help designing on Adobe Illustrator or anything 2D, I'm your guy.

 

Samir Espinoza
Student Assistant
Sam

I am a Computer Science Major wrapping up my final semester. I am a part of the S-STEM Scholars, LSAMP Researchers, and a Software Engineer Intern for Northrop Grumman. I have always enjoyed technology such as 3D printing and Virtual Reality. Stan State has provided a very cool area where you can enjoy these kinds of activities. I hope to welcome everyone that comes by to the lab.

 
Katelyn Hawthorne
Student Assistant
Katelyn Hawthorne

Hello there! I am a junior here at Stan State majoring in Creative Media. Some things I really enjoy include playing the guitar and photography. I always strive to find something new to capture no matter if it is wildlife, portraits or local music gigs. On a technical level, I am knowledgeable in Adobe Photoshop and familiar with Adobe Illustrator. I am so excited to support you here at the Fab Lab!

Bradon Hoover
Student Assistant
Bradon Hoover

Hello! I'm an Art major with a lot of extracurricular connections at Stan State. I completed the university's STEM Discovery Academy program and earned the Dr. Marvelene Hughes Leadership Certificate. I'm also a bass singer in the  university's choir and recently acted in the Theatre Department's Past Forward.  I was a Computer Science major for three years but found the Art program aligns more with my interests. I'm currently studying to become a mutimedia artist and gallery owner with a goal of becoming a lead artist for video games and film. My high school had a makerspace that I cultivated for four years and  with that experience I'm here to help with anything you need. I look forward to welcoming you to the coolest space on campus!

 

Jennifer Nailes
Student Assistant
Jennnifer Nailes


Hey there! I’m a Junior at Stan State, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. I like to create illustrations through Adobe Photoshop and Procreate. Sometimes I touch upon animation. Another hobby of mine is playing with digital audio workstations. In my free time I like to watch a variety of documentaries then forget about them a few hours, days,  weeks later and I also like to explore Google Maps. There’s a lot of cool drawing references on Google Maps! I enjoy learning about new things and seeing people grow. I’m excited to offer you my support and to meet you all!

 

Melissa Parga
Student Assistant
Melissa

I am a senior here at Stan State currently pursuing a double major in Fine Arts and Sociology. With both of my majors, I want to connect with people from all backgrounds and make a place where all of us can express ourselves through art and creativity. My interests include 3D model editing and 3D printing. Many of thee 3D prints are used to create bronze sculptures. Other than art, some of my hobbies include collecting different types of cacti and succulents and traveling with my dog.

 
Jake Weigel
Director
Jake Weigel


I've been at Stan State since 2017 and am Associate Professor of Art. My interests include multimedia art and combining traditional methods with digital technology for object making and manufacturing. I'm excited for the opportunity to help provide an inclusive educational space on campus that everyone is welcome to explore ideas and processes related to any subject. Beyond campus activities I enjoy playing music, collecting vinyl records or exploring fly fishing spots.

Updated: October 18, 2022