We rounded out 2012 very nicely by adding more academic institutions to our growing list! Check out the latest additions...
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Illinois MakerLab, Champaign, IL. The objective of this proposed lab is to provide a unique and valuable resource for Illinois business students and faculty to gain hands-on experiential learning with this emerging new technology. In addition to enhancing teaching and instruction, this lab will also provide a valuable resource for faculty interested in conducting research about 3D printing in specific, and the growth of customer-empowered creation in general. In essence, 3D printing (and the emerging Maker Movement) provides a means of democratizing innovation by empowering individuals with the know-how and tools to manufacture the objects they consume. In addition to revolutionizing the means of production, this rise of makers will also present scholars with the challenge of re-examining their conventional wisdom about an array of topics, including their notion of objects, the role of consumers, and the nature of economic institutions. These emerging changes have important implications for a broad array of business scholarship, including entrepreneurship, information technology, operations, and marketing.
anythink libraries, Thronton, CO. Rangeview Library District is proud to serve the residents of Adams County through its seven Anythink libraries serving the communities of Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton and the Perl Mack neighborhood of Denver. For community members outside of these areas, the district offers outreach services through its Bookmobile, Anythink in Motion, visiting area schools and Adams County neighborhoods. Originally the Adams County Public Library, in January 2004, Rangeview Library District became independent from Adams County and now operates as its own entity, overseen by a five-member Library Board of Trustees appointed by the Adams County Commissioners. ACPL was founded in 1953, and first served county residents solely out of a bookmobile. The district has grown exponentially in the past 50+ years to its current seven libraries, with four new libraries constructed in the past two years. Rangeview Library District’s current and future growth is due to the support of the Adams County community, who in November 2006 voted to approve a mill levy increase to help fund the library. Since then, through the leadership of library director Pam Sandlian Smith, the library system has shifted course and positioned itself so the branches are not only valuable resources but community gathering places
Donview Middle School, Toronto, ON. Donview Middle Health and Wellness Academy is the first middle school in the Toronto District School Board to have a 3D printer, thanks to funding through the NE5 Innovation Fund. The Makerbot will be hosted at Donview, but its capabilities will be shared among schools within East Region 15 (formerly NE5). This is a FAMILY of schools project and will not be limited to just one school! Our goal is to get students from as young as grade 2 up to our eldest in grade 8 designing and printing things.
Greenwich Academy , Greenwich, CT. Greenwich Academy is an all-girls independent preK-12 school in Greenwich, CT. Its mission is to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within an inclusive, diverse community. The school’s objective is to develop girls and young women of exceptional character and achievement who demonstrate independence, resilience, courage, integrity and compassion. We strive, above all, to honor our motto, “Toward the Building of Character.”