Marlo Dreissigacker Kohn (BS ’05 Product Design; MS ’07 Mechanical Engineering) is the Associate Director of the Product Realization Lab and a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. Kohn is the creator and founding manager of the PRL’s satellite prototyping lab known as Room 36, which serves thousands of Stanford students each year. Kohn has developed and taught new PRL courses each year including Making Is Thinking Introductory Seminar, Drawing and Design, 3D Printing for Acoustics, Flexible Part Design, and Making Multiples: Scaled Manufacturing Tooling.
Before joining the PRL, Kohn was a Product Manager and Research and Development Engineer at Vibrynt and served internships at Barosense, Apple, and Atlas Snowshoe. Kohn was an invited speaker at the First International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces held at MIT in 2016, and is the co-author of the academic paper "Coaches and Their Impact: One Model for Empowering Teaching Assistants in an Academic Makerspace," presented in November 2016.
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