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Student Shop

The Physics Student Shop is a fully equipped machine shop open to UW students for research and class projects. 


Any UW student is eligible to use the Student Shop once they have completed the shop's training course. See the Student Machine Shop Policy for more information.


The Student Shop is open from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Physics students can obtain a key allowing them access to the shop after hours as long as another individual is in the shop.



Students must successfully complete a training class before using any machinery in the Student Shop. The class is held in the Physics / Astronomy Bldg Rm. B-072 (PAB B-072). Students are trained to operate all major pieces of equipment including lathe, milling machines, table saw, band saws, drill presses, and measurement tools.

Registration Information

Online Registration for the training class will be accepted one week prior to the start of the quarter for Physics majors and the first day of the quarter for non-majors. Registration can be done through the following link below only during that time.

Autumn 2015 Registration Closed

Winter 2016 Registration Opens on December 28

There is a fee of $250 for the training class. This can be paid by budget number or by check. Students working with a research group may talk to their supervisor about paying the fee on a grant budget number.
​Training Class Contact
Ronald Musgrave
Instrument Maker
Office: B076
Bob Scott
Instrument Shop Manager
Office: B076