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Saturday, May 6 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Making Molecules with 3D Printing FULL

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Learn how to make models of any molecule, simple or complex. The workshop will begin with discussing how to locate and download three dimensional molecular files for a small molecule and a large protein. Using free molecular visualization programs, we will then generate multiple versions of each molecule based on various types of representations commonly used in science classrooms. We will then discuss how to refine these representations for the highest quality and how to convert the files into a format compatible with commercial 3D printing software. Finally, the workshop will focus on parameters for the 3D printer that can be optimized to increase the quality of the models, minimize the amount of plastic needed and save time in the printing and cleaning up of the printed models.

Please come with your laptop and have the following software installed:

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Kat Cooper

Presenter, North Carolina State University
Kat Cooper is a doctoral student in chemistry education at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on developing new and engaging activities that will support student understanding of the fundamental chemistry concepts that govern how molecules both simple and complex... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Meeting Room B
  Workshop, STEM