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3D Printing as an Art Activity for Kids

With 3D printing technology becoming more and more widespread, it’s increasingly important that kids be taught how to use 3D printers at a young age. Though 3D printers need to be introduced in ways that are fun and engaging for children, it’s also important that the activities kids perform using these devices are educational and […]
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A New Era of Creativity: Kids and 3D Printing

In a world where 1-year-olds are becoming proficient at iPhones and toddlers know how to queue up Netflix, could kids and 3D printing go hand in hand? In short, yes, and its applications for kids are endless. From creating their own Lego pieces to designing parts for competition robots and making prosthetic hands, 3D printing […]

Applying 3D Printing Across the Curriculum

As 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has integrated itself into day-to-day life, the number of applications for it has grown tremendously. One of the most exciting uses of 3D printing is in the educational sphere, where it can be used to help students better understand and engage with course material. The advantages of […]
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STEM Education: Benefits of 3D Printing in the Classroom

While highly informative, the majority of information taught in STEM courses can be rather abstract and technical. Unfortunately, this means that a lot of students will find it boring, which can decrease student engagement. According to Shelley Wright, an educator and Ph.D. student, “Starting in grade 6, student engagement begins to plummet, until about grade […]
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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 […]

3D printing in schools on the rise

Here at Me3D we have always shared our opinion on the importance of bringing 3d printers to schools around Australia and now with thanks to the national curriculum’s emphasis on design thinking, the number of 3d printers in  Australian schools is rapidly increasing. As a kid I loved getting hands on with different projects as […]
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Why is there such a lack of female representation across the STEM fields?

In a society that is renowned for pushing boys into certain interest and activities that require more “Brilliance” and mainstream media constantly stereotyping men to be brilliant and females to be the lesser gender, are we really questioning why girls at the age of 6 lack confidence in abilities and skills of their own gender? […]
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Are we introducing girls to STEM too late?

New York University research shows that at age 6 girls are less likely to associate females with “Brilliance” than boys are to associate it with males. The startling part is that just 1 year earlier,  boys and girls were equally likely to associate brilliance with their own gender. Could this explain why, in a world […]