STEM education

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...
The Impact of 3D Printing on Education in 2017

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, the education sector has been working to improve lesson plans, making them more interactive and technology-based, in order to get young students interested in technology […]

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, the education sector has been working to improve lesson plans, making them...
Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

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 on at any moment, but our favorites are those that are put on for a greater purpose, such as creating curricula for use in the […]

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 on at any moment, but our favorites are those that are put on for a greater...
3D Printed Humanoid Robot Project Takes Top Prize in 2017 World 3D Printing Olympiad

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 help people in everyday life. The goal of the competition was to inspire kids’ entrepreneurial spirit by getting them to think and create through the […]

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 help people in everyday life. The goal of the competition was to inspire...
Chris Halliday Creates 3D Printed Automotive Parts to Spark Students' Interest

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 easier as the recognition of the vast number of relatively simple projects that touch nearly every aspect of daily life continues to expand. Whether 3D […]

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 easier as the recognition of the vast number of relatively simple projects that touch...
Careers in 3D Printing

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 with teachers about their efforts to bring 3D design and 3D printing programs into their K-12 classrooms, the one pervasive question is still – why? […]

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 with teachers about their efforts to bring 3D design and 3D printing programs...
Sharebot's EDUino is an Adorable Way to Teach Kids About 3D Printing and Robotics

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 that’s easy enough, and engaging enough, for young children to grasp and have fun with. What is the best way to get kids acquainted with […]

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 that’s easy enough, and engaging enough, for young children to grasp and have fun...
Stratasys Provides 3D Printing Job Training and Certification Initiatives to Veterans with Workshops for Warriors

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 form the CYBER team with the purpose of making better Ankle Foot Orthotics for veterans, and earlier this year the 3D printing solutions company partnered with […]

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 form the CYBER team with the purpose of making better Ankle Foot Orthotics...
Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

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 printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose than just finding a winner. Of course everyone enters a contest hoping to win, […]

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 printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose...
Brownies Troop Receives a 3D Printing Education and New Badges from Renishaw

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 organizations, on making sure that girls are being engaged in STEM. A gender gap exists in STEM fields, and there are multiple reasons for it, […]

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 organizations, on making sure that girls are...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Jeffry Turnmire, Engineer and Educator, Tennessee

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 several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of those events was led by Jeffry Turnmire, an […]

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 several states. Events were held around the country to observe and celebrate the eclipse, and one of...
Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

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 and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the card game and I found it to be a […]

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 and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the...
Shining 3D Releases EinStart-C 3D Printer Along with a New Educational Package

Shining 3D Releases EinStart-C 3D Printer Along with a New Educational Package

Every year in January, attendees at CES get to see some of the newest technology from a variety of industries, including 3D printing. It’s always an exciting show that introduces a wealth of new products, and over the course of the rest of the year, we get to watch as those products slowly roll out, going […]

Every year in January, attendees at CES get to see some of the newest technology from a variety of industries, including 3D printing. It’s always an exciting show that introduces a wealth of new products, and over the course of the rest of the year, we get to...
Educational Business Wins Hack My Van Contest, Will Offer Portable 3D Printing Workshops in New Zealand

Educational Business Wins Hack My Van Contest, Will Offer Portable 3D Printing Workshops in New Zealand

The Hack My Van competition, put on for the second year by Mercedes-Benz Vans, reminds me a little bit of the reality TV show Pimp My Ride, where ruined cars were fixed up and renovated into much cooler versions of the original vehicle. The difference is that, instead of trying to revive an old car, Hack […]

The Hack My Van competition, put on for the second year by Mercedes-Benz Vans, reminds me a little bit of the reality TV show Pimp My Ride, where ruined cars were fixed up and renovated into much cooler versions of the original vehicle. The difference is that, instead...
3D Printing in a Secure STEM Environment: MyStemKits & D3CRYPT3D Announce Partnership

3D Printing in a Secure STEM Environment: MyStemKits & D3CRYPT3D Announce Partnership

As 3D printing dives deeper into the educational system, dedicated teachers are increasing their focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) / STEAM (including art) curricula, providing students with lessons revolving around some of the most relevant areas in education today. While the lessons themselves are obviously important to students’ success with the material, […]

As 3D printing dives deeper into the educational system, dedicated teachers are increasing their focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) / STEAM (including art) curricula, providing students with lessons revolving around some of the most...
Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Making, Learning, Collaborating, and 3D Printing in the Community: Dayton Mini Maker Faire

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. After thoroughly enjoying my visit to STEMfest, I definitely didn’t want to […]

Back in March, when I visited Dayton, Ohio’s resident 3D printing bar, Proto BuildBar, I was told that its employees would be exhibiting at a local school’s STEMfest later that month, and at another educational event this summer: the Dayton Mini Maker...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 4, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 4, 2017

We’ve got a little bit of education, and all sorts of business news, to carry you into the weekend with this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. As part of their new partnership, Challenger Center and New Matter have announced the recipient of five Mod-t 3D printers, and the Ultimate 3D Printing Store […]

We’ve got a little bit of education, and all sorts of business news, to carry you into the weekend with this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. As part of their new partnership, Challenger Center and New Matter have announced the recipient...
3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated workforce, after all, is the best way to overcome a lingering skills gap as technologies […]

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more prepared for the higher-tech future ahead of them. A well-educated...
This Week in 3D Printing on Kickstarter: A New SLA 3D Printer, 3D Pen Drawing Aid and 3D Printed Sunglasses

This Week in 3D Printing on Kickstarter: A New SLA 3D Printer, 3D Pen Drawing Aid and 3D Printed Sunglasses

It’s hard to keep up with all the Kickstarter campaigns out there, and more and more crowdfunding campaigns are showing up featuring 3D printers or 3D printing-related projects. We like to try to help you stay on top of the many products being launched on Kickstarter these days. Last week, we took a look at […]

It’s hard to keep up with all the Kickstarter campaigns out there, and more and more crowdfunding campaigns are showing up featuring 3D printers or 3D printing-related projects. We like to try to help you stay on top of the many products being launched on...
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