Stratasys Announces 3D Printing Education Modules for Middle Schools and High Schools

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 27, 2016Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, is taking another step to support teaching and project-based learning with the development of seven new education modules for middle and high schools.

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For a limited time Stratasys is allowing a sneak peek into one of the beginner level education proje ...

For a limited time Stratasys is allowing a sneak peek into one of the beginner level education projects, Ear Bud Holders. This project duration is one week. (Photo: Business Wire)

Each module gives educators everything they need to take students through a full product development life cycle, from concept sketch to CAD design and finally 3D print. The comprehensive plan with overall objective, project resources, design criteria and process makes it easy integrate into the classroom. Modules are unique; each one focuses on a specific learning outcome with durations ranging from days to weeks and difficulty levels from beginner, through advanced level to support student goals. With an emphasis on design to 3D print, the modules were developed to be CAD agnostic so they are not limited in the classroom. Also included for educators will be a complete designer toolkit offering industry standards and best practices for design for 3D printing, which can be used either with their current curriculum or the Stratasys modules, as educators see fit.

“We saw an educator need and took responsibility to bring active learning projects around design for 3D printing to our customers,” says Stratasys’ North America Education Manager Jesse Rotenberg. “The launching of Stratasys post-secondary curriculum modules is the first step in providing support to educators and students who are integrating 3D printing in the classroom. The toolkit and modules are a guide for instructors to follow, allowing for flexibility to modify for their students, which was important in creating a successful program that will integrate with the various STEAM programs taught in the schools.”

“These modules are a great guide for instructors, helping them to integrate 3D printing into their teaching strategy, and they’re also vital to the students, helping empower them to revolutionize their understanding of the design and making process and maximize their potential at such an early stage,” says Michael Santolupo from John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, educator and Stratasys customer. Santolupo, worked closely with Stratasys to develop the new modules aimed to ensure successful classroom implementation.

“For the students, it’s exciting to see a sketch become a 3D part they can touch and feel by the end of the lesson. It’s a project they can truly have fun doing while also being closely relevant to the overall class objectives,” says Mike Hill, Seventh grade teacher at Big Lake Middle School in Minnesota. Hill has integrated a Stratasys Mojo 3D printer into the classroom to take advantage of these modules and the impact they have on teaching and learning.

Stratasys will release to customers seven modules between now and the end of the school year. For a limited time Stratasys is allowing a sneak peek into one of the beginner level projects, Ear Bud Holders. This project duration is one week.

To access the sample module please CLICK HERE

For questions on the 3D printing education modules please contact Stratasys education at edu.curriculum@stratasys.com. For more on how 3D printing is changing education, visit http://www.stratasys.com/industries/education

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and Thingiverse/GrabCAD communities with over 5 million 3D printable files for free designs. With 3,000 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.

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