Innovative Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Workshop For Educators

Incorporate Additive Manufacturing Into Your Classroom!

The Shop Rat Foundation, in partnership with 3D4Edu, is pleased to offer a 4 day workshop that will allow middle school, high school and CTE educators an opportunity to build their own 3D printer, and learn strategies for STEM curriculum integration. Teachers will work in teams of two to assemble their printers, though each teacher will walk away with their own.


The program will be facilitated by 3D4Edu, a group of educators and researchers based at Michigan Technological University. Pedagogy is "constructivist", with best teaching and learning techniques modeled.


The facilitation and content of this workshop are the same as those offered by the Square One Education Network, also in partnership with 3D4Edu. Up to 20 educators may enroll in the program.


50% scholarships are available to Jackson County STEM and CTE Educators (6 available)


Where: Jackson Area Career Center

When: August 21-24 (8:00- 4:30 daily)

Cost: $1,000 per teacher (Includes printer, instruction/support and lunch daily)


SCECHs are pending*

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The Shop Rat Foundation, Inc.

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among youth through innovation and outreach. Through the Shop Rat Education Program, 3,000 youth, enrolled in grades 6-12 will participate in interactive opportunities allowing them to gain exposure to, explore and prepare for manufacturing and skilled trades careers annually.