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Saturday, May 6 • 7:42pm - 7:48pm
Blending 3D Printing and Humanities, a Student’s Perspective

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While makerspaces have been popping up in schools all over the country, engaging engineering focused students, 3D printing can also be a useful medium for humanities-focused students to explore history, art, politics and other disciplines. Passionate humanities students with a firm foundation in additive manufacturing will be able to bring their knowledge and new innovative insights into their own fields, transforming the humanities and bringing new innovative insights into their own fields and into expanded cross disciplinary fields.
Most often, students are introduced to 3D printing in the context of an engineering or robotics classes. These students are already interested in technology. If 3D printing is introduced as a humanities reflection tool, it can engage students who many normally not be excited about technology. From my personal experience, 3D printing has been an important tool for deeper academic explorations, both in and out of school. 3D printing helped me develop a new perspective through which I can explore and fuse my passion for history and art with engineering and technology. My 3D printing experiences has made me a more curious and engaged student in both humanities and technology, and I believe it can help other high school students as well.

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Cole Takara

Presenter, Pinewood High School
Cole Takara is a high school sophomore at Pinewood High School in Los Altos, California. He has won numerous national awards in 3D printing youth challenges and has been creating art using CAD tools since seventh grade. He has contributed his CAD design knowledge to community pop-up... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 7:42pm - 7:48pm EDT
Ballroom A,B, C