3D Printing and Making Across the Curriculum
November 15, 2012

3D Printing and Making Across the Curriculum

Tim OwensTim Owens, Instructional Technology Specialist, Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington

Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm
Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-269
Please RSVP to Communication.Institute at baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065

A 3D printer is a device that can take a digital representation of an object and produce it in physical form. In the past several years, the cost of these devices has dropped significantly and a wave of innovators and tinkerers have begun to consider how such tools might be deployed in a broad range of curricula, not just in science and engineering courses. Makerspaces, locations where people can use hands-on tools like 3D printers to build physical objects, are also helping shape a new generation of students who can think critically about the world around them and are empowered to build and innovate born out of their own curiosity and learning. This session will include a live demonstration of 3D printing.

Instructors, come and learn how 3D printing and maker culture can encourage students’ critical thinking and creativity across the undergraduate curriculum. Students, come learn about this emerging technology and how it can empower you to give physical form to your ideas.