Students, Teachers Will Experience 3D Printing at RCBI This Summer
For students, RCBI offers week-long camps, while educators can enroll in a two-week course in 3D printing. During both events, participants have the opportunities to become “makers” and create things on a 3D printer.
Presented in partnership with Marshall University, the 3D Printing camps introduce young people to the opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Throughout the week, campers use computer-aided design (CAD) software and precision machinery to customize a design, 3D-print it, then perform final assembly. The campers also tour local manufacturing facilities and explore entrepreneurship under the guidance of experienced mentors.
RCBI’s Huntington camp is June 22 – 26 and the one in Bridgeport is July 13 -17, with each running daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.rcbi.org/3DPCamp or call 800.469.RCBI (7224). The cost is $100, which includes lunch each day.
RCBI is also rolling out a course for teachers who want to learn more about 3D printing. The hands-on course — presented with the June Harless Center at Marshall University — is based on a curriculum developed by Stratasys, a leading manufacturer of 3D Printers and support materials.
The 10-day course for educators will run each weekday June 8 – 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, 1050 Fourth Ave., Huntington. The syllabus and course objectives are available online at www.rcbi.org/3DPforEducators, where you also can register.
Teachers may qualify for three graduate credits and/or continuing education units (CEUs).
For more information, contact Becky Calwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.781.1690.