Bess T. Shepherd Elementary will unveil a new 3-D printer to the children at the school tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in an assembly involving all of the children in the school.
The printer was purchased through a grant from Lowe’s awarded to the school earlier this year. The $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant was used to purchase the Sprout Pro and Dremel 3D printer Creativity Station for the school’s computer lab.
The 3-D printer will create a design thinking, maker space for the school according to Linda Bugg, technology teacher at the school. “This innovative space will allow students to have the chance to be creative, explore, experiment, design and build,” Ms. Bugg said.
Every student will have access to the maker space providing them the opportunity to collaborate, innovate and problem solve. “These will be essential skills for children in elementary school today to be career ready in our changing technological world,” said Ms. Bugg.