How can 3D design and printing provide new opportunities for students?

Western Today staff

The Learning Technology Group at Western Washington University will focus at its next meeting on how 3D design and printing can create a wide range of new learning opportunities for students.

The meeting is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Haggard Hall Room 222.

Whether it's printing a prototype product for a business student, viewing a scan of a human skull or creating a printing plate for letterpress design work, just about any discipline can benefit from integrating 3D design and printing into their curriculum. In this session, the group will discuss the STC's new 3D technology tools, workshops offered to support this technology and ideas for how to use these new 21st century technology skills in courses.

Representing ATUS and the Student Technology Center, AJ Barse will lead this informative session. Resources (and a link to both the live and, later, archived video of the session) will be posted on the Learning Tech Group Canvas site.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 9:49am
Among the uses of the 3D printers in the Student Technology Center are the 3D printing of molecules, as demonstrated here. Courtesy photo

Among the uses of the 3D printers in the Student Technology Center are the 3D printing of molecules, as demonstrated here. Courtesy photo