NASA expert uses 3D printing to spark interest in STEM

05/15/2014 | EdTech magazine online

A NASA researcher is taking 3D printing to schools in the hope of stimulating interest among students in science, technology, engineering and math. In partnership with local industry, Todd Ensign has taught the technology to teachers near NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Center in Fairmont, W.Va. "It's such a compelling tool, I feel like it could achieve our goal to generate more student enrollment in STEM careers," Ensign said. "We are facing a huge shortage in those careers as the baby boomers are retiring."

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