STEM education

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,…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Impact of 3D Printing on Education in 2017

It’s important, no matter what stage of life we’re in, to continue learning more about the world around us, and that includes 3D printing technology. Over the last several years,…

Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

There’s nothing like a good 3D printing competition to really bring out the creativity that exists in such abundance in this field. There are plenty of 3D printing competitions going…

3D Printed Humanoid Robot Project Takes Top Prize in 2017 World 3D Printing Olympiad

Last year, learning solutions company ATLAB put on its first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad, a competition that challenged students to design and 3D print a consumer product, preferably one that could…

Chris Halliday Creates 3D Printed Automotive Parts to Spark Students’ Interest

There seems to be no doubt anymore about the benefits of teaching students about advanced technology such as 3D printing. Finding ways to integrate it into the curriculum is getting…

Careers in 3D Printing

It’s not just a fad. Explore how people are using 3D printers in their careers and why it’s important to teach the next generation about this growing technology. When speaking…

Sharebot’s EDUino is an Adorable Way to Teach Kids About 3D Printing and Robotics

Nowadays, it’s important for kids to learn things like 3D printing and robotics at an early age. The challenge is for teachers to present that advanced material in a way…

Stratasys Provides 3D Printing Job Training and Certification Initiatives to Veterans with Workshops for Warriors

Over the last few years, Stratasys has worked tirelessly to make sure that our nation’s veterans have access to quality 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics. In 2016, the company helped…

Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D…

Brownies Troop Receives a 3D Printing Education and New Badges from Renishaw

There’s much talk about the importance of getting children interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects and possibly eventual careers. There’s even more of an emphasis, among many…

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

A few weeks ago, the entire United States got excited about the solar eclipse that would appear across the country, with the sun becoming fully blocked by the moon in…

Ultimaker​’s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum…