3D Printing Funds Awarded

to Memorial Middle School

STEAM and 21st Century Skills at the Forefront

3D printing is at an exciting phase in its development. As costs have dropped, the technologies have become more accessible to students and teachers. The three RoBo 3D R1 Plus+ 3D printers and filaments were awarded through grant funding and will be put to use immediately in the Technology classes at Memorial Middle School. Funding was received through DonorsChoose.org and the Petit Family Foundation.

"...to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence."

Our work is to teach and learn alongside students; so many of my students have been affected and continue to be affected by chronic illnesses and diseases, as well as exposed to a variety of dysfunction in their home lives. As the technology teacher in my building, I will teach all students by the end of the school year; this work would enable me to reach everyone in the building by the project funded by the Petit Family Foundation. This project will help us move forward in fostering the education of girls and women in the sciences. Hands-on, active engagement, altruism, and tangible products will be an excellent addition to our efforts and will help promote the mission of the Petit Family Foundation.

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