For those involved in primary or secondary education, GE Additive is accepting applications for the 2019/2020 cycle of its GE Additive Education Program. Online applications can be made at https://geaep.polar3d.com/. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 1st 2019.
To date, the program has donated over 1,400 3D printers, to 1,000 schools in 30 countries, providing access to technology and curriculum to more than 500,000 students.
Awarded schools will receive a package including hardware, software and science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) curriculum. These packages include a Polar Cloud premium account, a Polar Cloud enabled 3D printer from Dremel, Flashforge or Monoprice, rolls of filament, and new for the 2019/2020 cycle, a range of learning and Tinkercad software resources from Autodesk.
“The sooner we put additive technology in the hands of the next generation of engineers, materials scientists and chemists, the sooner we can realize its potential,” said Jason Oliver, President & CEO, GE Additive.
“This year’s education program will focus only on primary and secondary schools. The original purpose of our program is to accelerate awareness and education of 3D printing among students – building a pipeline of talent that understands 3D design and printing when they enter the workplace. We already enjoy some wonderful working relationships with universities and colleges, so this year we have decided to focus our efforts on younger students,” Oliver added.
We’re excited to be a part of this program and we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity. Good luck to everyone!