The 3D MEMS Design Challenge is the world's first micro-device design contest. Held by MEMGen Corp., the competition is open to all individuals who have commercial or research interest in micro-device design, manufacturing, or use. Top three winners will be awarded prototypes of their designs and cash prizes from $2,500 to $10,000. Entries must be submitted to MEMGen by April 15, 2003. Go to www.memgen.com.
These free camps are designed for children ages 10 to 18. Attendees are introduced to 3D CAD software and shown how 3D printers can make their work a reality. Many classes were nearly 50 percent girls and 50 percent boys.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.