Tomorrow’s engineers, designers and problem solvers deserve every tool available to build a brilliant future. 3D printing fuels limitless creativity when students get to see, hold and test their ideas in real space.
Bringing 3D printing into the classroom exposes learners to the same cutting-edge technologies they’ll encounter in their careers, giving them a jump-start on tomorrow’s challenges. We invite you to explore the information below to learn how schools across the country are inspiring a new generation of problem solvers by integrating 3D printing into their K-12 curriculum.
Featured Special Report
How the maker movement is inspiring a new generation of problem solvers and innovators
Aiming to inspire a new generation of problem solvers and innovators that can compete in the global economy, a growing number of schools are adopting maker spaces equipped with everything from construction paper and glue guns to electronics kits, 3D printers, and laser cutters. In this Special Report, we’ll look at how the maker movement fills a critical need in education today—and how technology allows students to create much more sophisticated, professional-level projects than ever before.
3D Printing and Curriculum
In this case study, see how Chico High School teacher provides real-world experience for students, and use 3D printing to design for local businesses in their community. These hands-on projects in the classroom help advance students’ skill sets for the future.
Watch this video to learn how Wentworth Institute integrated 3D printing into its classroom curriculum.
At STARBASE Minnesota, a non-profit educational organization serving nearly 4,000 students each year from more than 30 inner city schools, instructors have found an assignment that eliminates students’ aversion to math problems – have the students plan a mission to Mars that includes building working rockets.
Collaboration and Creation
No matter the subject, making and collaborating engages students in inspiring ways…
Impact of 3D Printing
STEM Education Insights
A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering…