Take a look inside the Student Machine Shop on the first floor of Merrill Science Center. In Jim Kubasek’s “Intro to Machine Shop” course, offered over Interterm, Amherst physics majors learned how to use lathes, milling machines, drill presses, grinders and precision measuring instruments to make things out of metal—a skill set that will come in handy if they ever need to craft their own customized pieces of laboratory equipment.

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