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3d printing in schools

3D Printing in Geography: The Topographic Map

3D printing has added a new layer of excitement to education. Teachers are given an additional resource for lesson planning and interactive teaching. In a technology-driven society, we expect the most accurate depiction of information. Education is no exception. In today’s geography classroom, 3D printing can be used to create topographical maps, the likes of […]
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Cool Innovations in 3D Printing

Advancements in technology have spawned some pretty incredible things. In particular, 3D printing is making a positive impact on everything from education, medicine, and even the auto industry. Highlighting some examples from each, it’s pretty incredible to think about what other life-changing innovations lie ahead. Physics education Dr. Steven Sahyun, a physics professor, currently uses 3D […]

3D Printing in Art: Making Functional Items

The invention of the 3D printer has added a new layer of creativity to the art world. Artists all over the globe are using 3D printers to produce artworks as simple as a coaster, or as complicated as a recreation of Michelangelo’s David. But what is the average school art teacher to do with the sudden […]

3D Printing in History class

You wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a 3D printer being used in science class, but what about in history? As more schools gain access to this technology, history teachers are creating lesson plans that allow students a more creative and hands-on approach to exploring everything from ancient technology to dwellings of different cultures. 3D […]

Female Heroines and Their Uncited Works

Not only do girls face the stigmatization of not being ‘smart enough’ to succeed in STEM careers, it’s now becoming clear that they sometimes do not get recognition for their work. According to a study whose findings were published in Nature Astronomy (Jan 2017), published works in astronomy authored by women were 10% less likely to receive […]
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Female Heroes in STEM: the Importance of Representation

A recent study commissioned by Microsoft shows that girls typically lose interest in STEM fields (and humanities, so perhaps they lose interest in academics in general) at around the age of 11. By the age of 15, they have renewed interest in the humanities, but interest in STEM fields does not recover. As one researcher […]

Heroines and The Teaching Deficit

It can be tough for young girls to truly believe that they can succeed in STEM careers when they don’t see women in positions of leadership within the field. According to a study done by Shina Caroline (Jul 2016), only 20% of full professors in Europe are women. Another study done by discovermagazine.com (Nov 2002) shows […]
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UAE Surgeons use 3D printed heart models to save infant lives

We have often discussed how manufacturing industries have integrated 3D printing into their day-to-day business operations but this blog post shows a nicer side to how the technology is affecting our lives. According to local news UAE doctors have used 3D printing technology to help prepare them for congenital heart disease surgery on newborns. How […]