Back in April, we announced MakerBot’s participation in the Star Trek Replicator Challenge, a 3D printing challenge developed by Future Engineers that was calling upon the STEM skills of K-12 students. Cosponsored by NASA, Star Trek, and the ASME Foundation, the challenge required students to design a 3D model to assist astronauts with growing, storing, eating, or disposing of food.
Among the 400 entries that spanned over 30 states, the two winning designs, the Melanized Fungarium and Astro Martian Mini Farm, were picked from expert judges and could one day end up in space. The two students that designed them received a trip to New York City to tour the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Space and Air Museum. They finished their day with a VIP tour of MakerBot headquarters and met with senior engineers and key leadership.
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