STEM education

MakerGirl 3D Printing and Technology Organization On Track to Impact 10,000 Young Girls By 2023

MakerGirl 3D Printing and Technology Organization On Track to Impact 10,000 Young Girls By 2023

While there are plenty of initiatives around the world aimed at getting girls and young women interested in and comfortable using STEAM technology like 3D printing, coding, and robotics, I think my favorite is MakerGirl, a non-profit organization created in 2014 by a few female Gies College of Business students in a social entrepreneurship class at the University […]

While there are plenty of initiatives around the world aimed at getting girls and young women interested in and comfortable using STEAM technology like 3D printing, coding, and robotics, I think my favorite is MakerGirl, a non-profit organization created in 2014 by a...
3DBear Introduces Kids to 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

3DBear Introduces Kids to 3D Printing and Augmented Reality

Everyone agrees that it’s important for children to learn new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. The challenge lies in finding the best way to teach those skills to young students. Plenty of organizations have taken on that challenge and have come up with creative ways to teach kids about technology while […]

Everyone agrees that it’s important for children to learn new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. The challenge lies in finding the best way to teach those skills to young students. Plenty of organizations have taken on that...
Fifth Graders 3D Print a Playground for Annual Project

Fifth Graders 3D Print a Playground for Annual Project

Playgrounds are a quintessential part of childhood. They’re where kids get exercise, indulge their imaginations, develop motor skills, learn social skills and build friendships. In Scituate, Massachusetts, fifth-grade students are involved in an important project – designing a playground for the town. It’s a project that takes place every year, and students are required to research […]

Playgrounds are a quintessential part of childhood. They’re where kids get exercise, indulge their imaginations, develop motor skills, learn social skills and build friendships. In Scituate, Massachusetts, fifth-grade students are involved in an important...
Robo Acquires MyStemKits, Will Offer Comprehensive 3D Printing Education for All Ages

Robo Acquires MyStemKits, Will Offer Comprehensive 3D Printing Education for All Ages

As technology advances and becomes a bigger part of every industry and sector, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and STEAM (including Art) education becomes more and more important for children of every age. The earlier kids can begin learning technological skills such as 3D printing, the better, so that they can be prepared to enter […]

As technology advances and becomes a bigger part of every industry and sector, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and STEAM (including Art) education becomes more and more important for children of every age. The earlier kids can begin learning...
Print Your Mind 3D Provides 3D Printers to Schools Through Enviromakers Initiative

Print Your Mind 3D Provides 3D Printers to Schools Through Enviromakers Initiative

Print Your Mind 3D was founded in 2014 in Calgary, Alberta by Colin Pischke to provide 3D printing services. Their first focus was on the local market, but they have since expanded to serve clients all across Canada. The company holds at their core an obligation not only to provide high quality service, but also […]

Print Your Mind 3D was founded in 2014 in Calgary, Alberta by Colin Pischke to provide 3D printing services. Their first focus was on the local market, but they have since expanded to serve clients all across Canada. The company holds at their core an obligation not...
Rize One 3D Printer Helps Students Reach Success in Robotics Competition

Rize One 3D Printer Helps Students Reach Success in Robotics Competition

In 1989, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded as a non-profit dedicated to inspiring young people to become leaders and innovators in science and technology. It currently offers four programs, for four age ranges, and engages kids in STEM subjects through competitions and other activities. The FIRST Robotics Competition is one […]

In 1989, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded as a non-profit dedicated to inspiring young people to become leaders and innovators in science and technology. It currently offers four programs, for four age ranges, and engages...
Students Use Creativity, STEM Education, and 3D Printing to Create Prosthetic Leg For Baby Chick

Students Use Creativity, STEM Education, and 3D Printing to Create Prosthetic Leg For Baby Chick

We turn to 3D printing often in the medical field, many times to make custom prosthetics. But the veterinary field is also using the technology to create prosthetic limbs and devices for our feathered, furry, and barnyard friends. In 2015, a young chicken named Cecily was suffering from a damaged tendon that rendered one leg useless, […]

We turn to 3D printing often in the medical field, many times to make custom prosthetics. But the veterinary field is also using the technology to create prosthetic limbs and devices for our feathered, furry, and barnyard friends. In 2015, a young chicken named Cecily...
FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition Teaches STEM Students in Dayton About Teamwork, Robots, and 3D Printing

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition Teaches STEM Students in Dayton About Teamwork, Robots, and 3D Printing

Educational programs and activities for kids offer an invaluable way for the next generation to not only learn about next-generation technologies like 3D printing, but also about teamwork, public speaking, and even how to put together a decent presentation. We’ve covered the innovative non-profit For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) program before; it encourages cool LEGO […]

Educational programs and activities for kids offer an invaluable way for the next generation to not only learn about next-generation technologies like 3D printing, but also about teamwork, public speaking, and even how to put together a decent presentation....
3Doodler Introduces New Educational Kits for Teachers and Students

3Doodler Introduces New Educational Kits for Teachers and Students

The 3Doodler has turned out to be quite a versatile tool, being used by everyone from hobbyists to professional artists to create everything from tiny knickknacks to full-sized sculptures. The company’s major focus, however, has become education. 3Doodler releases new STEM-centered educational packages on a regular basis, and its products have been used in more than […]

The 3Doodler has turned out to be quite a versatile tool, being used by everyone from hobbyists to professional artists to create everything from tiny knickknacks to full-sized sculptures. The company’s major focus, however, has become education. 3Doodler...
3D Printing Introductions, Innovations, and Bling Galore at RAPID + TCT 2018

3D Printing Introductions, Innovations, and Bling Galore at RAPID + TCT 2018

This year’s RAPID + TCT event is coming to a close in Texas today, and I’m very pleased to call it my first big 3D printing industry event. There were so many things to see and people to meet, I can’t cover them all in just one article. After attending Tuesday’s keynote, I was able to […]

This year’s RAPID + TCT event is coming to a close in Texas today, and I’m very pleased to call it my first big 3D printing industry event. There were so many things to see and people to meet, I can’t cover them all in just one article. After...
Interview with Karol Górnowicz, CEO of Skriware on Release of Destination: Mars Educational Program

Interview with Karol Górnowicz, CEO of Skriware on Release of Destination: Mars Educational Program

It would be hard to overestimate the importance of helping young people to feel comfortable navigating the world of 3D technology. While not every aspect of life will be saturated with 3D fabrication, the ability to understand the technology is a vital part of operating in the 21st century global economy. As such, a number […]

It would be hard to overestimate the importance of helping young people to feel comfortable navigating the world of 3D technology. While not every aspect of life will be saturated with 3D fabrication, the ability to understand the technology is a vital part of...
London All Girls Team to 3D Print Race Car for STEM Competition in Singapore

London All Girls Team to 3D Print Race Car for STEM Competition in Singapore

Decades ago, 3D printing was relegated to serious technology geeks and aeronautics engineers tucked away in labs. Today though, the technology has been discovered by the mainstream and the opportunity for infinite innovation is enjoyed by practically anyone who is interested—to include students around the world. 3D printing’s popularity has been possible due to the […]

Decades ago, 3D printing was relegated to serious technology geeks and aeronautics engineers tucked away in labs. Today though, the technology has been discovered by the mainstream and the opportunity for infinite innovation is enjoyed by practically anyone who is...
learnbylayers Partnering with UK’s National STEM Learning Center for 3D Printing Lessons

learnbylayers Partnering with UK’s National STEM Learning Center for 3D Printing Lessons

In the fall, a helpful 3D printing curriculum resource for teachers called learnbylayers was launched by Philip Cotton, one of the first teachers in the United Kingdom to introduce 3D printing in the classroom. Not long after, learnbylayers announced that it was expanding its reseller network with two new distributors, and also reached a distribution agreement with Kodak and its Portrait 3D […]

In the fall, a helpful 3D printing curriculum resource for teachers called learnbylayers was launched by Philip Cotton, one of the first teachers in the United Kingdom to introduce 3D printing in the classroom. Not long after, learnbylayers announced that it was...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 1, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 1, 2018

On this first day of April (happy Easter!), we’re starting out 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business, before moving on to education and the results of a competition. The 3D Printing Store is expanding its manufacturing services with Carbon technology, Sintratec has a new reseller in France, and Rapid Shape is launching a […]

On this first day of April (happy Easter!), we’re starting out 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business, before moving on to education and the results of a competition. The 3D Printing Store is expanding its manufacturing services with Carbon technology,...
Renishaw Furthers 3D Printing Education with Opening of New Fabrication Development Centre

Renishaw Furthers 3D Printing Education with Opening of New Fabrication Development Centre

Renishaw is known for many things: metal 3D printing, medical 3D printing, and more. It’s a huge company, with more than 70 offices in 35 countries and over 4,000 employees around the world. It’s not too big, however, to reach out to small groups within the community, and the company has made it clear that […]

Renishaw is known for many things: metal 3D printing, medical 3D printing, and more. It’s a huge company, with more than 70 offices in 35 countries and over 4,000 employees around the world. It’s not too big, however, to reach out to small groups within...
SheTech Encourages Girls to Pursue STEM Fields

SheTech Encourages Girls to Pursue STEM Fields

No matter what some aureate rhetoricians would have us believe, advanced manufacturing and other high-tech occupations are much more likely to provide future employment opportunities than bringing back coal and big steel. They are already doing so, in fact, and the big question for the United States is, as in many other countries: where are […]

No matter what some aureate rhetoricians would have us believe, advanced manufacturing and other high-tech occupations are much more likely to provide future employment opportunities than bringing back coal and big steel. They are already doing so, in fact, and the...
Encouraging STEM Learning: Laser Lines Gifts MakerBot 3D Printer to UK Primary School

Encouraging STEM Learning: Laser Lines Gifts MakerBot 3D Printer to UK Primary School

One of the most predictable questions an adult will ask a child in making conversation is what they want to be when they grow up. Kids come up with such a variety of surprising answers—some inspirational, some comical, and some are extremely ambitious. Apparently though, many of us begin pondering what we are going to […]

One of the most predictable questions an adult will ask a child in making conversation is what they want to be when they grow up. Kids come up with such a variety of surprising answers—some inspirational, some comical, and some are extremely ambitious. Apparently...
Missouri Teen 3D Prints Prosthetic Arm for His Dad

Missouri Teen 3D Prints Prosthetic Arm for His Dad

When Robert Frei’s dad returned from his tour of duty as a Marine in Iraq, he wasn’t the same. Specifically, he was missing the lower part of his right arm that had been injured in a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack in 2003. The loss of this limb had an impact both on his father’s […]

When Robert Frei’s dad returned from his tour of duty as a Marine in Iraq, he wasn’t the same. Specifically, he was missing the lower part of his right arm that had been injured in a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) attack in 2003. The loss of this limb had...
3Doodler Hits Toy Fair with New Series of STEM 3D Printing Pen Activities for Kids

3Doodler Hits Toy Fair with New Series of STEM 3D Printing Pen Activities for Kids

In September, 3Doodler celebrated the selling of its one millionth 3D printing pen. The Kickstarter-launched company started out with only one product, the basic 3Doodler, but has since expanded to offer a whole range of pens and educational packages. Now 3Doodler is ready to introduce its 2018 product line, just in time for Toy Fair […]

In September, 3Doodler celebrated the selling of its one millionth 3D printing pen. The Kickstarter-launched company started out with only one product, the basic 3Doodler, but has since expanded to offer a whole range of pens and educational packages. Now 3Doodler is...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you to the weekend. Ultimaker has joined the GE Additive Education program, and 3YOURMIND opened an office in France. Stratasys is forming an additive manufacturing joint […]

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you to the weekend. Ultimaker has joined the GE Additive Education program, and 3YOURMIND opened...
Students 3D Print CubeSats in Hopes of NASA Launch

Students 3D Print CubeSats in Hopes of NASA Launch

In 2016, wildfires devastated part of the state of Tennessee, around Gatlinburg. More than a dozen people were killed, and many more were injured, while thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed. In addition to the human toll, many trees were lost from the state’s forests. Now a group of students wants to monitor those […]

In 2016, wildfires devastated part of the state of Tennessee, around Gatlinburg. More than a dozen people were killed, and many more were injured, while thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed. In addition to the human toll, many trees were lost from the...
PrintLab Releases Educational Bundles to Get 3D Printing Started in Classrooms

PrintLab Releases Educational Bundles to Get 3D Printing Started in Classrooms

For teachers who are looking to incorporate 3D printing into their classrooms for the first time, starting out can be a daunting challenge. There’s a lot you need – not only a 3D printer but materials, a curriculum and, of course, knowledge. PrintLab, supplier of 3D printing products to schools and businesses, took care of […]

For teachers who are looking to incorporate 3D printing into their classrooms for the first time, starting out can be a daunting challenge. There’s a lot you need – not only a 3D printer but materials, a curriculum and, of course, knowledge. PrintLab,...
Illinois: High School Girls Mentoring Younger Counterparts in STEAM Technology & 3D Printing

Illinois: High School Girls Mentoring Younger Counterparts in STEAM Technology & 3D Printing

STEAM education, both in and out of the school setting, has grabbed the attention of girls of all ages from around the world. It’s a good thing too, because it is no secret that areas such as engineering and mathematics are still very male-dominated. But the truth is that many STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, […]

STEAM education, both in and out of the school setting, has grabbed the attention of girls of all ages from around the world. It’s a good thing too, because it is no secret that areas such as engineering and mathematics are still very male-dominated. But the truth is...
Siemens STEM Day Offers 3D Printing and STEM Education Lessons for Teachers and Students

Siemens STEM Day Offers 3D Printing and STEM Education Lessons for Teachers and Students

With operations spread over nearly 200 countries, global company Siemens provides automation, digitalization, and electrification products. The company, which won an award from ASME this year for its 3D printed gas turbine blades, also has a foundation, which focuses on philanthropic efforts in order to continue the advancement of STEM-related education and workforce development. To date, […]

With operations spread over nearly 200 countries, global company Siemens provides automation, digitalization, and electrification products. The company, which won an award from ASME this year for its 3D printed gas turbine blades, also has a foundation, which focuses...
PrintLab Introduces New Online 3D Printing Learning Portal for Teachers

PrintLab Introduces New Online 3D Printing Learning Portal for Teachers

PrintLab never stops moving forward in its mission to bring 3D printing to schools and others who can benefit from learning the technology. The platform is made up of a community of experts in 20 countries, dedicated to supporting 3D printing in education, whether that be in school 3D printing labs or among groups of […]

PrintLab never stops moving forward in its mission to bring 3D printing to schools and others who can benefit from learning the technology. The platform is made up of a community of experts in 20 countries, dedicated to supporting 3D printing in education, whether...
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