Elizabeth Montalbano

September 22, 2015

2 Min Read
Stratasys Wants Schools to Respond: What Would a 3D Printer Mean to You?

3D printer and service provider Stratasys has partnered with THE Journal and Campus Technology, sister publications covering technology in education, to offer the chance for a school to win a Stratasys Mojo 3D printer for its campus along with a $5,000 grant. To win the national 3D Printer Contest for Higher Education and K-12, entrants just need to answer the question, “What would a 3D printer mean to your school?”

“As a multi-disciplinary learning tool, 3D printing has made an incredible impact on higher education, engaging students and providing hands-on skills and experiences,” said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology, in a press release. “Campus Technology is pleased to partner with Stratasys to help bring this powerful technology to a deserving campus."

3D printers not only give kids the opportunity to create in a fundamentally different way, they let them get a leg up on potential careers in STEM by interacting with the technology, according to Jesse Roitenberg, North American education manager at Stratasys.

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“When classrooms add 3D printing to their learning environment, innovation comes to life,” he said. “The ability to turn your ideas into a physical model allows for a student to truly evaluate and make design iterations. True project-based learning and applied knowledge at a younger age are impacting students' interest in the STEM fields, and that is a highly desired outcome.”

Participating schools must submit a 500-word essay explaining what having a 3D printer would mean to them. Stratasys will review the essays and choose a winner.

The deadline for entries is November 30. For more information and to submit entries, schools can visit the contest pages on the websites of THE Journal and Campus Technology.


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Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She has lived and worked as a professional journalist in Phoenix, San Francisco and New York City. In her free time she enjoys surfing, traveling, music, yoga and cooking. She currently resides in a village on the southwest coast of Portugal.

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Elizabeth Montalbano

Elizabeth Montalbano has been a professional journalist covering the telecommunications, technology and business sectors since 1998. Prior to her work at Design News, she has previously written news, features and opinion articles for Phone+, CRN (now ChannelWeb), the IDG News Service, Informationweek and CNNMoney, among other publications. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she also has lived and worked in Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco and New York City. She currently resides in Lagos, Portugal. Montalbano has a bachelor's degree in English/Communications from De Sales University and a master's degree from Arizona State University in creative writing.

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