We are a inclusive group of students, artists, hackers, and organizers that believe strongly in experimental learning and the Do-It-Yourself ethic. We facilitate student-led technology initiatives and encourage hands-on learning by maintaining an open workshop and creative space that is freely available to all students.


We maintain an inclusive membership policy, and strive to apply the principles of the open-software and open-hardware movements within our design policies. In short, we are an immersive experiment into the hacker ethic.

Location & Hours

We are located in the basement of the Math and Computer Science building at Boston University, room B26. We are accessible 24/7 to students and members. Please e-mail acm@bu.edu to schedule a meeting with us.

Want to be a Member?

You can join us by e-mailing acm@bu.edu and expressing your interest. Please include your name, university affiliation (if any), and an e-mail address where we can reach you.

Current Officers (2015 - 2016)

Sean Smith

Sean Smith


AJ Trainor

AJ Trainor

Vice President

Nico Hinderling

Nico Hinderling


Amalia Safer

Amalia Safer


BUILDS Former Officers

All former officers are listed with last office held

  • Allan Wirth: President 2014-2015
  • Huy Le: Vice President 2014-2015
  • Winston Chen: Treasurer 2014-2015
  • AJ Trainor: Secretary 2014-2015
  • Christopher Woodall: President 2013-2014
  • Andrew Mohn: Treasurer 2013-2014
  • George Silvis: Secretary 2013-2014
  • Monica Gribouski: President 2012-2013
  • John Nicholas-Furst: Secretary 2012-2013
  • Kyle Brogle: President 2011-2012
  • Valerie Young: Treasurer 2011-2012
  • Brian Hepler: Secretary 2012-2013

BUILDS Founders

  • David House: Founding President
  • Kyle Brogle: Founding VP
  • Maggie Clemens: Founding Treasurer
  • Robert Fera: Founding Secretary
  • John-Nicholas Furst: Founding Support
  • Valerie Young: Founding Support
  • Andy Kalenderian: Almighty Keeper of Time
  • Keisuke Nakayama: Founding Artist
  • Elina Starobinets: Founding Artist

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