3D printing allows students to turn their creative concepts into reality. Outside of schools, engineers are using 3D printing to save lives and protect the environment. Here is a list of how 3D printing is changing the world around us:
1) TeVido BioDevices is making products to help heart patients by making grafts or implants.
2) Musical instruments: Artists are able to customize their instruments.
3) Aerojet Rocketdyne is set to produce 3D-printed rocket engine injector for NASA. 3D printing may take us into space.
4) KOR EcoLogic’s Urbee is relying on 3D printing. Will you soon own a 3D car and live in a 3D house?
One students wants to save his money for college. So instead of buying expensive building sets, he created his own car and truck. He found out that by being resourceful and using his imagination that he could save money.
One student not only built a house, he built a mini city. Animals were free to roam and cars could travel across the bridge.
For the engineering STEM challenge, our students were very resourceful. We had students use oatmeal boxes and spoons to make a robot. They used egg cartons and plastic bottles to make boats that floated on the water. Kids made houses and cities with cardboard boxes and Legos. We even had a student who experimented with the best material for a parachute. Check out all of their great projects at:
KES STEM Team
Our STEM Team includes teachers and parents.