3D Printing is being used in schools and universities across the country as part of the STEAM education initiative. Teachers and professors use 3D Printers to print a variety of educational materials. From 3D models of the human brain to parts for science projects. 3D Printing allows students to study the concepts they are learning about in their classes further and more closely.
Stratasys explored 3D printings place in the world of education and how educators use the technology in their classes. They interviewed a number of educators and organized their findings to cover the full STEAM spectrum.
Engineering students were tasked to design and print functional instruments. An art and design professor printed models of microscopic plankton to show her students how some producers of oxygen look. And an elementary science teacher had students simulate geographic events and print out different models.
3D printing is becoming an essential tool educators use to further expand the minds of their students.