3D Digital Literacy Initiatives Announced

3D Systems announced today a series of 3D digital literacy initiatives. These include a new education webpage on 3DS' Cubify.com, with special discounted bundles for schools and education programs, tested curriculum and training resources for a range of STEAM subjects and age groups, and partnerships with nationally recognized programs and scholarships.

MAKE.DIGITAL, 3DS' online education hub, offers discounts up to 15% on the company's classroom technologies including its Cube® series of desktop 3D printers, cartridges and Cubify® design software suite.

Curricula Resources:

Einstein Fellows - 3DS is working with Einstein Fellows on a series of offerings including national education hacks providing training on 3DS' technology and co-developed curriculum modules for use in the K-12 classroom.

City X Project – Through a partnership with IDEA Co, the City X Project is a free downloadable curriculum and toolkit that teaches design thinking and prototyping to students eight to twelve years old, using clay molding, Cubify software for digital design and the Cube 3D printer for the finished prototypes.

Programs & Scholarships:

FIRST Robotics – 3DS partnered with FIRST Robotics for the 2014 competition season and provided over 400 3D printers to teams across America.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards – Students in grade seven through twelve are tasked with using emerging technologies like 3D printing to express bold, innovative ideas. In addition to the overall competition awards, 3DS awards Cube 3D printers to three exceptional students who used 3D design and printing in their submissions.

Learn more here.