This term's STEMNetworking event is around the topic of 3D printers. Graphic Science currently has a 3D printer that is lent out to schools, and many schools now have their own. This event is an opportunity to find out how schools and industies are using this new technology, to trouble-shoot any problems and to share experiences.
The evening will start with a talk from the 3D printing company BitsfromBytes, who will discuss the techology that is currenlty available and how it is used in both schools and industry. They will stay for the duration of the session to help trouble-shoot any problems that schools have found.
STEM Ambassadors will also be there to discuss how they use the technology in industry.
There will be an opportunity for schools to demonstrate how they use the techology and share some of the projects they have done. There will be a chance to discuss any challenges and how these were resolved. Please bring examples with you, if you have used 3D printing before.
The event is open to all, whether you have an experience of 3D printers, or not. It's a good oppotunity for Ambassadors to see how schools use the technology. It is also an opportunity for schools who have a 3D printer to demonstrate how they use it, as well as for schools who don't have one, but are keen to see how they are used in the school environment.
There will be plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits. I look forward to seeing you there.
This event is brought to you by:
*The STEM Ambassador scheme is a free resource for teachers and schools. STEM Ambassadors are people from industry and research who offer their time voluntarily to enthuse and inspire students within schools about STEM subjects. They can do this through a variety of activities such as clubs, careers talks, helping with school events, lessons and competitions.
For more information on STEMNET and the STEM Ambassadors scheme, visit www.stemnet.org.uk
When & Where
STEM Ambassador Hub West England
Graphic Science coordinates the STEM Ambassador Hub West England to help inspire young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.