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FAB LAB AWARDED GE EDUCATIONAL GRANT

 

General Electric (GE) has awarded NCCU FAB Lab inclusion into the third cohort of the GE Additive Education Program to build an ecosystem for 3D printing in education.  The NCCU FAB Lab was selected out of 3,487 applicants from 1,224 schools to develop future talent in additive manufacturing or 3D printing.

NCCU FAB Lab will receive a 3Dprinting package consisting of:

  • Monoprice Voxel 3D printer
  • Premium Polar Cloud account
  • TinkerCAD and STEAMtrax Curriculum/Lesson Plans

This package will be instrumental in encouraging student participation in the exploration, creation and transformation of digital objects into physical objects.  The package will be used in conjunction with the NCCU FAB Lab PRISM (Progressive Retention IN Science & Mathematics) program to engage K-12 students in computation and digital fabrication. The focus of this program will be Pearsontown Elementary progam- Sister 2 Sister- underserved and underrepresented females in 3rd to 5th grade.  

Published: Tuesday, June 04, 2019
by Adjunct Instructor, Eric T Saliim
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