About Us

M5 is a 5,000 sq. ft. academic makerspace. It is an open learning environment whose mission is to enable ECE undergraduate and graduate students to advance their technical interests through experimentation, exploration, social interaction and entrepreneurship.

M5 integrates laboratories, meeting rooms and a demilounge to support a broad range of individual and collaborative activities, formal and informal instruction, and mentoring.

M5 is an educational initiative of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering that provides new dimensions to the UMass Amherst ECE experience.

M5 is made possible through the generous support of the College of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ECE alumni and our corporate partners.

M5 is located in the lower level of Marcus Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

M5 is comprised of several types of spaces. Four small meeting rooms support group study activities. The Great Room features the M5 demilounge. Euler’s Good Room is available as a general prototyping/study space but it is also where events such as M5 lab courses, group meetings, talks, discussions, trainings, large group demos and workshops take place. The Pi Room features iMacs, electronic test equipment. There is also a great deal of old electronic gear (consumer and scientific) available for recycling, upcycling and reverse engineering.