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Category: 3-D Printing

Meaningful Projects in 3D Printing

Two young girls stepped up three years ago when they were in 4th grade to lead the Baden Academy Future Engineers club. They were joined by two more this year to lead over 20 kids in meaningful 3-D printed projects. Wow! They have created an amazing legacy. Check out their video and get their book …

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Celebrating STEM in a K-6 school

Our company, Grow a Generation, has had the distinct pleasure to contract with a wonderful public charter school in Western Pennsylvania for the last seven years. We provide research fellowships to teams of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they develop meaningful projects using science, technology, engineering and math. This week we celebrate our …

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3-D Printing in a Metalsmith Shop

My husband and I have been shopping around for new rings, replacing one stolen last year in a theft.  We found a metalsmith in Andover, New York whose creations were inspiring, so we took a drive. While Stephen Walker’s artistry alone would have inspired a purchase, I was thrilled to learn this particular metalsmith has …

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Future Engineers will be 3-D Printing at the STEM Family Night

I am amazed at the finish of yet another year of the Future Engineers club at Baden Academy.  Come visit their table at the May 31 STEM Family Night at Baden Academy and find out more about how these elementary school students not just learning about engineering the future, but changing lives today.

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Can you 3D print a bump fire stock?

Maybe you can’t 3D print a bump fire stock, but it is possible.  I work with kids, as young as 3rd grade, who are learning to find designs (for example chess pieces) online, edit them in AutoDesk and TinkerCad, and upload them to print in a 3D printer.  The STL file (think of it as …

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CADD Connections: Local Companies Inspire Future Engineers

One of the most gratifying moments for a teacher is to see students engaged in purposeful wonder.  David Yackuboskey and his students from the Intro to Computer Aided Design and Drafting class at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School experienced a day of purposeful wonder with a STEM Careers Tour. The first stop of the …

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CADD Connections: Cadnetics

One of the most gratifying moments for a teacher is to see students engaged in purposeful wonder.  I saw this in my students’ interaction with James Mauler and Travis Johnson, the president and vice president of Cadnetics respectively. Facilitated by STEM Career Tours, students enrolled in the Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) course …

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Good Luck Baden Academy Future City Competition Team

This Saturday, January 21, from 9 am to 12 noon, the Future City competition will be underway at the Carnegie Music Hall (this is the far right hand side of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on Forbes Avenue). Baden Academy fellows David Denkovich, John Ake, Blair McCombs, with classmates Logan Zutter, Devin Nairn, Angel …

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DESIGN A MEDICAL 3D PRINT FOR THE JOURNEY TO MARS

The Future Engineers Challenge is the ideal skill building free fun project for over the holidays! K-12 kids are challenged to create a digital 3D model of an object that could be used by an astronaut to maintain physical health on a 3-year mission to Mars. The design must be intended to be 3D printed …

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Summer STEM Camp Future Engineer Winner Announced!

Students were challenged to design a useful object for astronauts that expands or assembles to be printed on the 3-D printers at the International Space Station.  Anastasia’s entry… Congratulations to Anastasia Davis, a 5th grader at Saint Teresa of Avila in Perrysville, for receiving honorable mention in the Future Engineers Think Outside the Box competition. …

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