STEAM education has come a long way over the years, thanks to the tireless efforts of those who have helped broaden access to new technologies, resources, and training for students.
“The goal with the 2021 Fall semester’s 3D printing camp was to create a virtual platform for students from across the country to not just learn about 3D printing, but to interact with one another, to collaborate, to create projects together, and to share these experiences with each other,” said Prabu.
The Foundation was able to do this by launching virtual 3D printing camps, which had 30 students enrolled last semester. The camp is a 10-week deep dive into the fundamentals of 3D printing and 3D design. Last semester, students participated from across 13 states, including California, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, New York, Washington, and Kansas. Over the course of 10 weeks, students learned about different 3D printing technologies, materials like PLA, ABS, and TPU, design and CAD software, and how to print using the MakerBot Replicator+.