Learn how this school is building a STEAM foundation by introducing MakerBot 3D Printers to students at an early age.
Pennsylvania State University ranks as a global leader in research, scholarship, and creative activity. This public research university recently opened Maker Commons, a 3D printing lab, which features a MakerBot Innovation Center. Any PSU student can order, request, and receive 3D print projects through the library delivery system. This broad access allows for greater innovation, collaboration, and STEAM exploration for students across campuses, regions, and academic disciplines. In just 3 months, the MakerBot Innovation Center at PSU has resulted in over 18,000 hours of print time and over 2,000 successful prints. Learn why large-scale 3D printing continues to be a celebrated resource for educators and students in higher education. Topics Discussed: Access to 3D Printing MakerBot Innovation Center Hands-On Learning Rapid Prototyping Educational 3D Print Projects