A couple of weeks ago, we announced the launch of MakerBot Academy, our initiative with America Makes to put a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer in every school in America. This is a huge initiative that can empower students to create, make, and share 3D designs with the next generation of digital tools.
Our First Educational Undertaking
Public schoolteachers are the focus of MakerBot Academy’s initial drive. Through DonorsChoose.org, they can crowdsource the necessary funds to purchase a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer bundle we’re offering at a great discount. We’ve already seen hundreds of teachers post classroom project requests, and many quickly became fully funded!
If you know any public school teachers, send them to DonorsChoose.org to sign up.
Personal Commitments from MakerBot Leadership
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis, a former educator himself, launched the program with a donation that has financed teachers in 225 schools so far. President Jenny Lawton, a lifelong math and technology enthusiast committed to encouraging STEM education, made a contribution to support teachers in her home state of Connecticut.
What You Can Do
Bre and Jenny encourage everyone to search DonorsChoose.org for a project request and help support a classroom. If you work at an organization that would like to get involved and be a pillar of the Next Industrial Revolution, send us an email at [email protected].
Together, we can give the next generation’s creators and leaders an early opportunity to start building skills that will be crucial in their future.
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