Tuesday, 11/12, we announced MakerBot Academy, and a mission to put MakerBot® Desktop 3D Printer in every school in the United States of America. Our first initiative is to work with our partners and DonorsChoose.org to put thousands of MakerBot Academy 3D printing bundles into public school classrooms across the nation. Initial Progress Report Teachers jumped into action. They’re rapidly registering their project requests on DonorsChoose.org and are making great progress on crowdfunding MakerBot Academy Bundles for their classrooms. 25% Discount MakerBot is providing each bundle for just $2,000. That’s a 25% discount from our normal retail price, making fundraising that much easier.Each bundle contains a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer, three spools of MakerBot® PLA Filament, and a year’s worth of the MakerBot® MakerCare™ Protection Plan. Teachers’ Note: MakerBot Academy bundles are subject to taxes, shipping & handling fees, and optional donation fees, which will vary by the location of your classroom. Please carefully review your DonorsChoose.org project request. Continuing Commitment to Brooklyn Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, has personally pledged to put a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer in public high schools in Brooklyn, NY (home of MakerBot HQ and where we manufacture all our desktop 3D printers and scanners). Bre encourages everyone to join MakerBot in this effort to help move America’s students to the forefront of technology and global competitiveness. What You Can Do 1. Get the word out. Tell the teachers you know to register at DonorsChoose.org. 2. Support a school. Contribute to the effort by choosing a teacher and making a donation. DonorsChoose.org is a 501(c)3 charity and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of US law. 3. Participate in the Thingiverse Challenge. Develop models that teachers can use to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.