Bring your class to CATalyst

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We welcome instructors from all academic programs and majors to teach your class at CATalyst. We partner with you to develop an interactive lesson plan and activity that meets your learning objectives and engages your students.

We've worked with instructors and their students to:

  • Get every first-year engineering student certified in 3D printing
  • Create and test the fluid dynamics of 3D printed objects
  • Perform monologues in the green screen room and live stream them to our Data Studio for peer feedback
  • Design embellishments for a football jersey using our 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and embroidery machines
  • Create and write zines

Schedule a class visit

To schedule a class visit to CATalyst, contact our experiential learning librarian Rachel Castro at castro2@arizona.edu. In your email, please include:

  • Your course number
  • How many students you have in your class
  • What you'd like your students to get out of their visit
  • Any related assignments, projects, or learning goals
  • What kind of support you'd like from CATalyst staff during your visit (i.e. tour, workshop, certification, hands-on activity, etc.)

After we receive your request, we'll follow up to discuss and finalize the details of your visit.

You can find more information about experiential learning and creating assignments with support from CATalyst in our experiential learning guide.

Preparing for your class visit

After you schedule your visit, make sure your students are ready to participate. This may include looking at online training modules, installing software, having files ready to go, and reviewing information that you discussed with our Experiential Learning Librarian when you planned your visit. 

The day of your visit:

  • Bring any information CATalyst staff will need to support your students, such as project guidelines, funding codes, and assignment due dates
  • Arrive at your scheduled time. Let CATalyst staff know if you're running late by contacting catalyst@email.arizona.edu.
  • Empower your students to actively participate in any discussions or activities

After your visit:

  • Send any feedback (positive or negative!) to the Experiential Learning Librarian so we can make future collaborations with your class as useful as possible