3D Printer Contest
from Educational Solutions
Educational Solutions is pleased to share with us a first ever by their manufacturer to donate a printer to the winning entry. For contest rules, please visit the iD3 website for more info on the contest: http://store.indimension3.com/Articles.asp?ID=252
This printer sells for $6,500-$7,500, so this is a big deal! Unlike other printers in this range, Educations Solutions is very excited about the iDeator12 as it does not clog since both heads get to 450 deg, saving a lot of down time. It comes with its own notepad software preloaded and Wi-Fi compatible. Having a 12”x12” build envelope, it puts it in a class by itself--best of all consumables are about $40 vs. hundreds.
Design the Future
In an effort to bring industry-leading 3D design software to Pennsylvania middle schools and high schools, Autodesk, Inc. is offering the Autodesk's Design the Future program.
Autodesk launched the Design the Future program in response to the White House ConnectED initiative to provide secondary schools with a wealth of resources to inspire students in science, technology, engineering, digital arts, and math (STEAM) subjects.
Register today to help your school bring next generation resources into the classroom. Your school is eligible to begin with 125 software licenses with three years of access to products that are widely used by leading designers, engineers, and architects, including Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Inventor®, 3ds Max®, Revit®, and Maya®.
Click HERE for more information.
What is STEM you ask?
Pennsylvania Governor's Institute for Engineering & Technology
Funding has been secured for summer of 2015 Governor’s Schools (for students) and we have one for Technology and Engineering starting this summer 2014! This is the first time we have had a Governor’s School and it may signal the importance of our field to the school leaders of PA.
This summer 50 students will be exposed to technology and engineering for two weeks (http://www.lehigh.edu/pgset), there were 180 applicants from across the state, the schedule is attached (focus is on grand engineering challenges). Next summer it is to be expanded to 5 to 6 weeks.
Click here to learn more.
What are Students
[engineering design] Thinking?
Click here to download and view the Thursday's keynote speaker's presentation from the 2013 TEEAP sTEm Conference!
Pennsylvania is a member state of the ITEEA's STEM Center for Teaching & Learning Consortium through partnership with California Univ. of PA, Millersville Univ., PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, the TEEAP and the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC). Schools across PA have free access to Engineering byDesign™ products. If you are interested in accessing it you need to accept the Licensing & Distribution Agreement and fill out the web form by clicking here. Once your request is received the URL to the PA page will be sent to you.
I am delighted to invite you to the 62nd TEEAP STEM Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Technology: The Vehicle for Teaching Engineering Education”. For the past three years our conference attendance has been growing due to the STEM initiative and we are predicting a record breaking crowd for this 2014 conference — be a part of the STEM movement — be there — be a presenter!
Visit our 2014 Conference page by clicking HERE.
The theme ITEEA's 77th Annual Conference is Building Technology and Engineering STEM Partnerships. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (sTEm) is very much a “buzzword” on today’s educational landscape. Every teacher, school, district, and state has its own version of what sTEm means as well as how to help students engage in experiences that will prepare them for the 21st Century. Technology and Engineering is the foundation for making these experiences meaningful through integrative sTEm education. sTEm implementation embodies the spirit of partnerships—working collaboratively to reach common goals.
This conference is an opportunity to recognize and honor the accomplishments of our colleagues and best-practice programs. Additionally, it provides professional development and networking opportunities, as well as opportunity to renew old friendships and create new friendships. For more information, click here.