Community college faculty from across Washington state and several local high school teachers learned how to build and use 3D printers July 25-26 at Edmonds Community College.
Fifteen community and technical college instructors, from as close as Green River College to as far as Spokane Community College, and four high school teachers attended a workshop at the college’s materials science lab.
The workshop was funded by a National Science Foundation grant, which also allowed for each educator to bring a 3D printer back to their school. The grant brings together the National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEdU) — housed at EdCC — along with Tennessee Tech University and Sinclair Community College.
“3D printing will be used by every sector, and if we don’t prepare our students, we’re in trouble,” said Mel Cossette, MatEdU’s executive director.
Cossette said they’re hoping to offer the workshop again during summer 2018. For more information, email Cossette at email@example.com.
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