3D printing workshop teaches Idaho educators

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On Monday 44 Idaho schools, libraries and learning centers throughout the Gem State took part in an innovative 3D printing workshop.

Educators from around the area filled the second floor of the Lewiston Public Library as part of a class put on by the Idaho STEM Action Center.

“STEM” Action Center was created in 2015, because officials say Idahoans weren’t meeting current and future Idaho workforce needs.

The program is grant-funded. The participants will return to their agencies and pass on their new knowledge.

“Rural educators really need both the professional development as well as the tools in order to implement this innovative type of education,” explained Erica Comptom.

The people who participated in training sessions received new 3-D printer to bring home to their facilities.

They’ll assemble teams to participate in a competition called Fab-Slam.

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