This week, we have had the amazing opportunity to participate in ESTEAM (which stands for entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at AB Tech. The kids were so excited to see the printer in action and it has been a lot of fun watching them work with the modeling software as they imagine what creations they would bring to life. We were lucky to have ABC 13 on-hand to capture the kid’s reactions in a news segment featuring Steve and our 3D printer as he spoke to kids at this year’s ESTEAM Conference.
During the ESTEAM conference, seventh graders attend a professional-like conference, where they will learn about future career opportunities and listen to lectures from role models working in fields the kids are interested in. This is a great way to motivate the kids as they start to think about their career path and how they want to direct their future education.
At Tuesday’s event, there were more than 125 boys in attendance. Today, Steve is back once more, this time the girls get their chance to attend the conference and see the printer in action. During the session, the boys learned a bit about the basics of 3D design and the future of 3D printing. As the printer created a yellow elephant, the kids dreamed up all of the things that they would make with a printer of their own. It was really fun to see the wheels spinning and know that imaginations were coming to life.
On Saturday, this fun week of education continues with the ESTEAM Expo. Held at the Ag Center from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Virginia Boone building, we will be on-hand once again to demo the printer and answer all of your questions about 3D printing. The expo also features the work of some of the students, plenty of hands-on activities, and demonstrations from vendors throughout the local region. If you are attending, be sure to stop by the Spectra3D Technologies booth to say hi. We hope to see you there!