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LASSP Student Machine Shop

About the LASSP Student Machine Shop

Location: Clark Basement D-26

This well-equipped machine shop is maintained for the use of graduate students and other researchers, in LASSP as well as in the wider Cornell research community, in their research efforts.

Longtime Student Machine Shop Instructor Nathan Ellis retired in September 2021, and we are currently looking for a new instructor. If you would like to receive notifications about news for the Student Machine Shop, send a request to Robert Page ( indicating that you'd like to be added to the Student Machine Shop notification email list.

Current fully-approved users of the shop may continue to access the Student Machine Shop using after-hours protocol:

  • to access the Student Machine Shop through the main entry door by using their ID card
  • to bring a buddy who will remain for the entire time; and
  • to adhere to all posted cleaning protocols. 

For users who have not yet completed the full training program, contact Robert Page ( to discuss booking supervised time in the Student Machine Shop.

Additional Operating Procedures:

  • Please bring your own protective/safety eyewear.
  • Please maintain adequate social distancing.
  • Masks are required for every person in the shared space.