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Friday, May 5
 

12:15pm

CoLab Studio Tour
Come see the CoLab Studio in Duke's Technology Engagement Center.  Duke Staffers will be opening the doors 30 minutes prior to the popular Rhino and Fusion 360 workshops that will also be happening in the same facility.  The recently renovated studio houses sixty-five digital fab systems including 3D printers, laser cutters and milling machines and serves as Duke’s makerspace.  This walk in tour is a great opportunity to poke around and get ideas for your own campus spaces or meet Duke staff members responsible for managing the facility.

Limited seating will be available on shuttles to assist people transiting back and forth from the JB Duke Hotel.  The facility is located on Duke’s west campus at 12 Telecom Drive, Durham NC 27708 for users choosing to walk here from the hotel.  For walkers and selfie opportunities, you will pass through the lovely West Campus and in front of the iconic Duke University Chapel on your way to and from the conference venue.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Bobbert

Chip Bobbert

Digital Media & Emerging Technologies Engineer, Duke University
Engineer. Tinkerer. Husband. Father. Duke.


Friday May 5, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708

1:00pm

From Basics to Expert – Transitioning from Tinkercad to Fusion 360
Limited Capacity full
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Are you a beginner in 3D design or an expert? Looking to bring new skills into your classroom to hold the attention from your students? Join Autodesk as we walk you through the following:

  • Basics of Tinkercad – How to get started quickly and engage your students
  • CAD, Move and Blink – Sneak preview of a SUPER top secret feature in Tinkercad
  • Got the Basics now what – How to make the transition from Tinkercad to Fusion 360
  • Getting advanced with cool easy to use features in Fusion 360

This hands-on session with be fast but directed by the audience, prepare to answer questions and get what you need to be successful in your classrooms!


Important note: Please bring a laptop and if you can, download and install Fusion360. Here's the link: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview . You just need to click the “download free trial” button.  It’s a bit of a misnomer – it’s the full software. I like to use a mouse with CAD programs, but that's up to you. 


Speakers
JH

John Helfen

Autodesk educator John Helfen trains the trainers. He helps Autodesk evaluate and approve other instructors. | | John Helfen has been with Autodesk for 15 years in roles including product support, technical marketing, and product management. Currently part of the Autodesk Educat... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708

1:00pm

Rhino Data Driven Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

This is a pre-conference workshop led by renowned Rhino trainer Andres Gonzalez. Design and concept development come to life in numerous real-life examples in this workshop that introduces participants to the logic and principles of parametric created 3D-Forms.  

1) Bring your own laptop. Basic knowledge of Rhino highly recommended. 
2) Must have Rhino 5 and Grasshopper already installed For Rhino 5 downloads, please visit: http://www.rhino3d.com/download For Grasshopper for Windows: http://www.rhino3d.com/download/grasshopper/1.0/wip/rc For Grasshopper for Mac: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/page/grasshopper-for-mac 
You can install a 90-day trial version of the application.

The Technology Center is a 10 minute walk from the JB Duke hotel. There are also shuttle buses available.


Speakers
AG

Andres Gonzalez

Andrés is a software trainer and developer since the 1980s. He has developed applications for diverse design markets as well as training materials for different CAD and Design software including the community of training materials www.rhino3d.tv | Andrés has been working with the Rhino Team since the very early... Read More →



Friday May 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708

2:00pm

Get Started with Fusion 360
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

So you might know the basics of CAD or be an expert but do you know Autodesk Fusion 360? Learn how to get started with this tool in your classroom. Join Autodesk as we walk you through the following:

  • Basics of Fusion 360 – How to get started
  • How to leverage the teams function to allow collaboration for your class or student groups
  •  Let’s get hands on with creating some hinges!

This hands-on session with be fast but guided by the attendees! We can adjust to make it the best session for you so come prepared with questions to get what you need to be successful in your classroom, maker space or lab.

Important note: Please bring a laptop and if you can, download and install Fusion360. Here's the link: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview . You just need to click the “download free trial” button.  It’s a bit of a misnomer – it’s the full software. I like to use a mouse with CAD programs, but that's up to you.


Speakers
MA

Mike Alcazaren

Mike, an Autodesk Education Program Manager, is a graduate of University at Buffalo (ME, AE ’12). As a Program Manager on Autodesk's Education team, Mike works with post-secondary institutions to integrate Autodesk's design tools into classrooms and on design teams. In addition... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708

3:00pm

4:00pm

CoLab Studio Tour
Come see the CoLab Studio in Duke's Technology Engagement Center.  Duke Staffers will be opening the doors 30 minutes prior to the popular Rhino and Fusion 360 workshops that will also be happening in the same facility.  The recently renovated studio houses sixty-five digital fab systems including 3D printers, laser cutters and milling machines and serves as Duke’s makerspace.  This walk in tour is a great opportunity to poke around and get ideas for your own campus spaces or meet Duke staff members responsible for managing the facility.

Limited seating will be available on shuttles to assist people transiting back and forth from the JB Duke Hotel.  The facility is located on Duke’s west campus at 12 Telecom Drive, Durham NC 27708 for users choosing to walk here from the hotel.  For walkers and selfie opportunities, you will pass through the lovely West Campus and in front of the iconic Duke University Chapel on your way to and from the conference venue.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Bobbert

Chip Bobbert

Digital Media & Emerging Technologies Engineer, Duke University
Engineer. Tinkerer. Husband. Father. Duke.


Friday May 5, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708

6:00pm

Kick-off Featured Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

Founder & CEO, Maker Media
Dale Dougherty is the founder and CEO of Maker Media, Inc. in Sebastopol, CA. Maker Media produces MAKE: Magazine, which launched in 2005, and the Maker Faire, which was held first in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. One-hundred Faires all over the world drew 550,000 attendees in 2013. In the spring of 2014, the White House hosted its first Maker Faire. In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Foundry Gross Hall, Lower Level, 140 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

6:00pm

Kickoff Event
Friday May 5, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Foundry Gross Hall, Lower Level, 140 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

8:30pm

3D: Drink + Discuss Design
Join us and get to know your fellow 3D enthusiasts with casual drinks and nosh with Construct3D and Shapeways EDU

Friday May 5, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Lobby Lounge JB Duke Hotel
 
Saturday, May 6
 

7:00am

7:30am

Welcome Breakfast
Saturday May 6, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Atrium

8:30am

8:45am

Saturday Morning Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Skylar Tibbits

Skylar Tibbits

MIT Self Assembly Lab
Skylar Tibbits is the founder and co-director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab housed at the International Design Center. The Self-Assembly Lab focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes. Skylar is also t... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 8:45am - 9:30am
Ballroom A,B, C

9:30am

My Making Journey
Speakers
ES

Eric Schimelpfenig

Presenter, DigitallyFabbed.com
Eric started his career designing architectural millwork, furniture and cabinetry. After many years working for wood shops and cabinetry showrooms he founded SketchThis.net with the goal of making it easier for designers to use technology in their businesses. | | He has worked... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom A,B, C

9:30am

From Crash Tests to Martian Habs: 3D Printing in Middle and High School
Limited Capacity full
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3D design and printing help bring problem solving, spatial reasoning, art, and engineering to middle and high school classrooms. Come see some of the projects and challenges my students have engaged with. They have engineered, tested, and iterated crumple zones for CO2-powered cars, they have devised Martian colony habitats, and they have made stands to display their lithophane images. These experiences give them the message that they are problem-solvers and makers who can impact the world around them. Get a preview of the crumple zone crash test car here: https://goo.gl/HizG0d

Speakers
avatar for Rob Morrill

Rob Morrill

Presenter, St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School
Rob Morrill has been an educator with an ed-tech emphasis for twenty years. He currently runs a maker lab curriculum for 1-8th grade students. His program covers all kinds of making skills, from fabric arts to coding to 3D printing.


Saturday May 6, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom E

10:00am

Data, Design, Code, Rhino
Come and see the latest on Generative 3D Design with Rhino and Grasshopper by the director of RhinoFabStudio, Andres Gonzalez.

Generative 3D Design with Rhino and GH is a new way to 3D model, where a design describes a change. It is the transition from entities to operations.

A form is created by a series of mathematical operations, instead of being the outcome of applying a conventional command.

Generative 3D Design is a "Must Have" complement for any professional applications and the best teaching tool for K-12 math and geometry teachers...

This presentation is for 2D or 3D designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, like Grasshopper®, a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3D modeling tools.

Speakers
AG

Andres Gonzalez

Andrés is a software trainer and developer since the 1980s. He has developed applications for diverse design markets as well as training materials for different CAD and Design software including the community of training materials www.rhino3d.tv | Andrés has been working with the Rhino Team since the very early... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom A,B, C

10:00am

Design Process: 3D Printing for the Community
Limited Capacity full
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The culminating unit in a 3 week Interim term course was focused on high school students designing useful objects for members of the school community - (e.g., laptop charging stations, displays for the school archives, headphone cable management for lower school students). These students were asked to utilize a design cycle that included planning and measuring, making an educated prototype, gathering end user feedback, and iterating towards creating a final finished product

In this session, we will conduct a post-mortem of this unit. I will discuss what worked, what didn't, and what I would change and iterate the next time I teach this unit. Participants will model the design process as we review and revise this activity so that each attendee can take home a second-generation lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Harlan Howe

Harlan Howe

Presenter, The Kinkaid School
Harlan Howe is a computer science teacher and Upper School technology coordinator at the Kinkaid School in Houston, TX. This is his 23rd year teaching. His first classroom 3d printer was the Makerbot Cupcake CNC, from 2009.


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom D

10:00am

Whittling, Learning and Engaging with 3D Printing in Elementary School
Limited Capacity filling up

3D printing is mainstream and readily available. It fits nicely in the STEAM model—integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math with meaningful personalized learning opportunities. It can be seen as a creative technology that to allows us to express ourselves, explore 3D puzzles and solve authentic problems. It might even be considered as a 21st century form of whittling—allowing us to create and refine artefacts that meet our desires and needs. Artefacts that we might choose to share with others who might simply rescale and adjust to print, or who might remix and reform to fill a different need—and share again. 3D printing is accessible to intermediate and middle school children. Besides the creative potential, it brings a tangible object and process to support the learning of fundamental mathematical concepts (coordinate systems, scale, mirroring, rotation, time, rate, density, etc.). As teachers of mathematics, we need to engage with 3D printing, we need to climb over the threshold of the technology by tinkering, exploring and mastering its potential and then develop accessible, low friction activities and challenges that allow for personalized learning. In this presentation, we will share our experiences and thoughts on this engagement and development process.

Speakers
LF

Leslee Francis-Pelton

Presenter, University of Victoria
Leslee Francis Pelton is an associate professor at the University of Victoria, where she teaches classes on mathematics pedagogy and educational technology. Research interests include: creating and evaluating educational apps; and the use of appropriate technologies to engage stu... Read More →
avatar for Tim Pelton

Tim Pelton

Associate Professor, University of Victoria
Tim Pelton is an associate professor at the University of Victoria, where he teaches classes on mathematics pedagogy for elementary and middle schools and educational technology generally. Research interests include: creating and evaluating educational apps; and using appropriate... Read More →



Saturday May 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room C

10:00am

3D Drawing at Our Fingertips
Limited Capacity filling up

3D Drawing at Our Fingertips will use 3D pens to showcase how they can be used in the classroom. 3D pens are an inexpensive way for students to experience 3D printing. Participants will be able to practice using a 3D pen and create a 3D object from a 2D drawing. Funding opportunities for teachers to purchase their own 3D pens will also be shared.

Teachers will learn how 3D pens can be used in all academic areas. Giving students an opportunity to create a 3D object using their own drawings makes learning meaningful. Students can create a 2D picture and then bring it to life with a 3D pen. Using a 3D pen, students will be able to create a visual representation of their learning. The possibilities for creative uses are endless.

3D Drawing at our Fingertips

Speakers
avatar for Sharri Duncan

Sharri Duncan

Visual Arts Teacher-Presenter, John W. Moore Middle School
Sharri Duncan is the Art Teacher at John W. Moore Middle School in Florence, SC. and is Nationally Board Certified Teacher with over 15 years experience in education. She teaches gifted and talented art students for the FSD1 Horizons Gifted program.
JM

Joanna McCumber

Joanna McCumber is a Math Coach at John W. Moore Middle School in Florence, SC. She has her Master's plus thirty in Educational Technology. Joanna taught 5th grade math for 10 years before becoming a STEM Coach.


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room D

10:30am

The Tipping Point for Soft Materials 3D Printing
Rigid plastic materials are what most people think of when it comes to 3D printing. Soft materials, for the most part, continue to undergo processing using traditional manufacturing methods, like molding and casting. However, numerous soft materials are also well-suited for 3D printing, and the full potential for 3D printing of soft materials is largely untapped. An overview of the future possibilities for 3D printing with soft materials will be discussed, along with important basic material parameters. A review of selected technologies that enables these new materials will be presented, including the Discov3ry extruder and the Discov3ry Complete from Structur3D Printing.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Mire

Charles Mire

CEO, Structur3D Printing
Charles began his career in Texas, where he worked as a backend Unix software developer for about 10 years before deciding to switch tracks to become a scientist. He obtained a MSc in applied physics from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he gained early printing experienc... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom A,B, C

10:30am

Integrating Digital Fabrication into Art Foundations Coursework
Limited Capacity full
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Digital fabrication tools offer exciting possibilities in the realm of fine art, however for many who want to offer these processes to their students, there may be no clear path regarding how to incorporate such methods into their current curriculum or coursework. In an effort to contribute one version of how that can work, Associate Professor Colby Parsons will present his own efforts to expose students to 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting, particularly by introducing these things as part of foundational art coursework in a relatively small art department.

Speakers
avatar for Colby Parsons

Colby Parsons

Presenter, Texas Woman's University
Colby Parsons is an Associate Professor of Art at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, where he teaches ceramics, 3D fabrication, and interactive digital art. a sculptor and ceramics professor living in Denton, Texas, where he runs the ceramics program at Texas Woman's Univ... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

10:30am

Pivoting in Creative Space — Disruption as a Design Thinking Generator
Limited Capacity filling up

Digital fabrication methods provide a rapid means of form making, but do not necessarily cultivate creative problem solving skills, multi-dimensional thinking. This presentation examines methods of pedagogy that encourage students to pivot within the creative space through multimodal explorations and interludes.

A series of reflective exercises — Design Popups — were integrated into a 15-week sophomore-level design studio. Students were introduced to digital as well as analog methods of design production and analysis (3D printing, laser cutting, metering, sketch models). Throughout the semester, students were provided with opportunities to consider alternative solutions, explore issues of materiality, test assumptions, and reconcile misconceptions as part of the design iteration cycle.

Preliminary results showed that shifting between different modes of production and analysis, promoted deeper engagement and understanding of design tools and decisions but also revealed insights about the role that (dis)comfort plays in exploring and risk-taking with new methodologies.

The presentation will feature examples of student work and assignments. Time will be provided for questions and open discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Roberta Militello

Roberta Militello

Presenter, Cornell University
Roberta Militello is an artist, designer, and educator whose work explores the synthesis of digital and physical information through unexpected translations of form, space, and light. Her cross-disciplinary practice has led to collaborations on diverse projects at multiple scales... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom E

10:30am

The Playful Prosthetic
Limited Capacity seats available

Access to prosthetic devices has increased due to the advent of 3-d printing and other inexpensive prototyping platforms. This prompted a boom in the fabrication of 3-d printed hands and arms for children and teenager, allowing for the easy replacement of parts as the recipients grow or damage their devices. However, recipients are asking for more specialize, custom devices to play and be involved with sports. Our student organization, GRiP, developed the playful prosthetic in response and has delivered custom devices including drumstick arms, a kayak paddle holder and a guitar arm. Beyond the development of these devices, they created STEM sessions to interact with the recipients and teach them about the design process.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Arce

Stephen Arce

Presenter, University of Florida
Stephen is the lecturer for the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida. He manages the Biomedical Instrumentation and Senior Design teaching labs and mentors several student organiz... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom D

10:30am

Out of Classroom Hands-on Experience for Students Biological Structures
Limited Capacity seats available

Wake Technical Community College obtained a 3D printing Grant, MODEL3D that provided for opportunities to explore integrating 3d Printing in exsisting Biology and Anatomy courses. Data, expetiences and examples of curriculum development and student experiences will be discussed.  The presentation will include many of the ideas and samples achieved over the years of development.  Various protein models of increasing complexity will be discussed and details will be provided for hands-on and will disclose how to generate them from various applications and how they were sliced and printed.  Particular focus will be on using low cost printers, like the Dremel3D40 and still achieve amazing results.  Various project resources will be provided and discussed to allow anyone to integrate 3D printing into Science courses.  All sites and features discussed are documented with QR codes and links to help the participants to quickly find resources of interest to them.  This is about sharing resources and getting 3D printing in the hands of science students to motivate and allow them to discover what hands on learning can do.  The presentation has many items that you can download and review.  Handout will be provided to embellish the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Drew  Vinal

Drew Vinal

Associate Professor, Wake Technical Community College
Andrew Vinal, Ph.D. Associate Professor at Wake Technical Community College in the Natural Sciences Department. Trained as a Microbiologist and experiences in vaccine development, process control and automation of biomedical equipment, managed of semiconductor intellectual proper... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

11:00am

Reliability of 3D Printed Prototyping Depending on Mechanical Properties in Engineering Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Engineering design integrity is dependent on the elastic properties of the materials used. Reliable measurements of the elastic properties is crucial to develop a prototype of a functioning model of the design. Young’s modulus is a mechanical property that can determine the stiffness of an elastic object. It is a crucial property that can determine the strength of materials and how they react to tension and compression. The infill density, infill patterns, and nozzle diameter can affect Young’s modulus since they change the amount of material that is printed in an object and how porous it will be. As the infill density in a print increases the material approaches the properties of a cast object with the same material. Moreover, the young’s modulus can also be affected by the slicer because all slicers do not accomplish the additive process for the same infill density and infill pattern identically. Therefore, the elastic properties will tend to change with the machine for the same infill density and fill pattern. In this research three commonly used thermoplastics: PLA, ABS, and Nylon Bridge are used. Cylinders of different fill patterns and fill densities were printed in three different 3-D printers and they are compared.

After determining the varying Young’s modulus of these three filaments, the next challenge is to create a single object that has multiple infill densities or patterns as required in a prototype. The applications for this in engineering is vital for enhancing the structural integrity of 3D-printed objects like impact resistant helmets. Most 3D printers today do not have the generic ability to print a single object with multiple infill densities or patterns. In addition to the availability of Simplify3D which is viable for some machines, it is possible to bypass the slicing software tied with the printer to potentially create an object that varies in its infill across its component parts. This research also tests this innovative mechanism of printing with multiple infill densities in the design of impact resistant helmets for sports.

Speakers
DP

Dhyey Parikh

Senior at LCPS Academy of Science / Selected for an international research collaboration in Daegu, South Korea / Part-time Lab Aide at HHMI Janelia Farms Research Campus conducting research on escape mechanisms of Drosophila
TP

Thomas Phalen

Presenter, LCPS Academy of Science
Junior at a LCPS Academy of Science, Junior Researcher at Loudoun Academy of Science
avatar for Sundaram Thirukkurungudi

Sundaram Thirukkurungudi

Presenter, LCPS Academy of Science
Sundaram Thirukkurungudi: 28 years of Experience in Training, Teaching, Educational Administration, and Teacher Education spread over corporate and k-12 environment. Teaching experience has been mainly in the areas of Physics, Math, Technology, and Education. | At the Academy... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Ballroom D

11:00am

Comparing 3D Printed Alphabet Blocks to Traditional Print Blocks-in Classroom Methods
Limited Capacity seats available

Printing using alphabet blocks made out of wood or lead has been around for over 600 years, since Gutenberg and before. 3D printed alphabet blocks show promise in supplementing or replacing the decades old subtractive technology. This presentation shows how researchers and students at Ryerson University use scientific methods to measure and compare old subtractive and the new additive technology.

Speakers
avatar for Art Seto

Art Seto

Presenter, Ryerson University
Art Seto has been teaching in post-secondary environments for 16 years, in the areas of technology and management. His teaching and research activities involve 3D printing, letterpress printing, history of the book, bookbinding and book arts. He is involved in the local Makers la... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

11:00am

Using 3D Printed Surfaces in an Inquiry Style Multivariable Calculus Course
Limited Capacity seats available

In Fall of 2016 I adapted my Inquiry style multivariable calculus by including 3D printed manipulatives. The goal was to have students explore physical copies of the standard quadratic surfaces. In addition, by creating surfaces that only contained the level curves, we could project the shadow of the surface to obtain contour plots. Finally, the students were given the contour plot of a function not defined by an equation. After attempting to build the surface out of modelling clay, they were able to check their solution against a 3D print of the surface.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gagliardo

Michael Gagliardo

Associate Professor of Mathematics, California Lutheran University
I have been mostly working on bringing 3D prints into my classes to help students learn mathematics.


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A

11:00am

Using Juvenile Literature to Stimulate 3D Printing
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will present on how to use children's book as a means to stimulate ideas for 3D printing. This method has been used with elementary age children to introduce 3D design. Several classrooms have common reads and we want to use those readings to be jumping off points for design projects. We are currently looking to move this approach into Middle schools.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Stevens

Nathan Stevens

Presenter, NCSU College of Education
Nathan Stevens is the Assistant Director of METRC Library in the College of Education at NCSU. He uses 3D printing in several classes as a means of expression. He has been featured by Tinkercad for his diversity-based designs.


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Ballroom E

11:00am

Weather related time change!—Makerspaces (Service, Access, Success and Failures)
Speakers
avatar for Chip Bobbert

Chip Bobbert

Digital Media & Emerging Technologies Engineer, Duke University
Engineer. Tinkerer. Husband. Father. Duke.
avatar for Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers

Emerging Technology Services Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries
Adam Rogers is an innovative and user-focused librarian who works at the intersection of public services and new technologies. In his role as Emerging Technology Services Librarian, he directs the library's Makerspace program, which includes spaces at the James B. Hunt Jr. Librar... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Zuberbier

Daniel Zuberbier

Education & Instructional Technology Librarian, East Carolina University
Dan Zuberbier is the Education & Instructional Technology Librarian at East Carolina University, and manages Joyner Library’s 3D printing service. He teaches a 3D printing class for the North Carolina Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics Program, and helps teachers develop te... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A,B, C

11:00am

Cancelled: iCreate - 3D Printing for K-5
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on creating an entry level project using drawing to connect with math or science standards at the K-5 level. Examples of how 3D printing is being used with K-5 students will be shared to bridge into the opportunity to explore in more depth one of the projects using Morphi or Tinkercad.
Link to presentation 

Speakers
avatar for Karie Huttner

Karie Huttner

Educational Technology Coordinator, Verona Area School District
Dedicated to inspiring all learners to become active creators of knowledge both in the physical and virtual environment through a constructivist based approach to learning, Karie Huttner is a K-5 technology coordinator at two schools in the Verona Area School District in Wisconsi... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room D

11:15am

Prototyping Automation of Power Tool Based Operations and Quadcopters Using 3D Printing
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters/Researchers: Corin Smith and Matthew Morninstar
Mentor: Sundaram Thirukkurungudi

As an application of 3D printing technology to the construction industry, a semi-autonomous drilling tool was designed as a proof of concept to help reduce the use of human labor in dangerous construction environments. The drilling tool, composed of custom, 3D-printed PLA components, was built to traverse along the length of an I-beam and drill at any given 2D point along the beam using a second, stepper motor powered axis of movement. The tool was 3D printed in 8 separate pieces designed with Autodesk Fusion 360 and assembled along with the drill, wheels, motors, Arduino microcontroller, and electronics necessary to coordinate the system. This tool was able to successfully move along a testing I-beam (wooden) and drill at preprogrammed points.

This design is now being adapted to a quadcopter mounted system. The frame of the quadcopter is also custom designed using Autodesk Fusion 360 and being constructed by 3D printing in PLA. Several components of the tool are being redesigned to reduce weight, and the new flight components (ESCs, rotors, flight batteries, etc.) will be added to the design. This allows the entire tool to fly using four rotors, land on an I-beam, and carry out the drilling process. The tool can then take off and land on a separate I-beam to continue its task.
This would serve as a prototype for a larger-scale, real life application of drone technology in the construction field.

Speakers
avatar for Corin Smith

Corin Smith

Presenter, Loudoun Academy of Science,Loudoun Academy of Science
Corin is a senior at the Loudoun Academy of Science, a four- year magnet school in Loudoun County, VA, and was part of an international collaboration project with Hwa Chong Institute in Singapore. She will be attending Purdue University in the fall as an undergraduate in mechani... Read More →
avatar for Sundaram Thirukkurungudi

Sundaram Thirukkurungudi

Presenter, LCPS Academy of Science
Sundaram Thirukkurungudi: 28 years of Experience in Training, Teaching, Educational Administration, and Teacher Education spread over corporate and k-12 environment. Teaching experience has been mainly in the areas of Physics, Math, Technology, and Education. | At the Academy... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:15am - 11:30am
Ballroom D

11:30am

Beyond the Inflection Point - Lessons Learned from 3D Printing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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Desktop 3D printing arrived in the center of a perfect storm of accessible open hardware, software and 3D scanning, a virtuous circle that offered pathways and entry points into a previously inaccessible and expensive process. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) the introduction of low cost, 3D printing on campus opened the floodgates to a sea change in making for the campus community. This presentation will discuss the challenges of integrating digital fabrication workflows into the SAIC curriculum and talk about lessons learned over the last 6 years of desktop 3D printing, sharing creative outcomes, curricula experiments and current projects.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Burtonwood

Tom Burtonwood

Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tom Burtonwood is an artist, curator and educator based in Chicago. He is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Contemporary Practices and was the Ryan Center Artist-in-Residence at The Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitio... Read More →



Saturday May 6, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room C

11:30am

Challenges and Rewards in Integrating 3-D printing into K-12 Curriculum
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The frame factors of a k-12 environment are unique in nature for integrating new technologies into the curriculum. 3D-printing is also a unique area which lies in the intersection of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Such an opportunity to integrate curriculum needs a paradigm shift in resource planning in a k-12 environment. Traditional sources of money, allocation and training of manpower, usage and maintenance of machines or equipment, and time planning are inadequate to meet the challenges and reap the rewards in this integration process. The authors will share their experience in this area of integrating 3D printing into the curriculum and the changes they made in resource planning and maintenance. This has been a living breathing process that has evolved over a period of three years. It has involved the participation of all the stake holders to make it a sustainable learning environment that can integrate the advancement of technology into curriculum. Currently it has reached a threshold where it has started attracting even those who were originally apprehensive to join the process.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Ajima

Josh Ajima

Presenter, Dominion HS/Loudoun Academy of Science - Loudoun County Public Schools
Designer. Maker. Teacher. Stanford #FabLearn Fellow. #CTEMakeover Challenge Winner. @Inventables 50 States Carver Winner. @thingiverse Featured. Former @make Reviewer. 2nd place Outsider Art Fair NY 2016 Babel competition. @Ultimaker Pioneer. DesignMakeTeach.com | By day: Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun Academy of Science... Read More →
avatar for Sundaram Thirukkurungudi

Sundaram Thirukkurungudi

Presenter, LCPS Academy of Science
Sundaram Thirukkurungudi: 28 years of Experience in Training, Teaching, Educational Administration, and Teacher Education spread over corporate and k-12 environment. Teaching experience has been mainly in the areas of Physics, Math, Technology, and Education. | At the Academy... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom D

11:30am

Printing Dynamical Systems and Chaos
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This talk will focus on methods for 3D printing of mathematical objects that arise in the study of dynamical systems, chaos, and differential equations. The work is based on modules taught in the course Mathematics Through 3D Printing. While there are many beautiful mathematical prints from the fields of geometry, knot theory, and multivariable calculus, there has been relatively little work on printing of dynamically varying objects. I hope to convey the untapped rich potential of this field, both in the context of education and research. While some dynamical
objects involve high level computational methods, many of these prints can be done using tools which will be familiar to 3D print designers, such as OpenSCAD and Mathematica. This talk is intended for a general 3D printing audience and does not require a background in differential equations or dynamical systems. Topics include: Fractals, including Iterated function systems, Julia sets, and Mandelbrot sets; Chaotic attractors in discrete and continuous time; Spatiotemporal solutions for partial differential equations; Invariant manifolds for chaotic attractors.

Speakers
avatar for Evelyn Sander

Evelyn Sander

Presenter, George Mason University
Evelyn Sander is on the faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University with a research background in dynamical systems and differential equations. She directs the GMU MathMakerLab which is involved in both education and outreach, including developin... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

12:00pm

12:00pm

Digifab Tools
Saturday May 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom A,B, C

12:00pm

K12 and 3D
Saturday May 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room D

12:00pm

12:00pm

OpenSCAD Lunch
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Grab a lunch and join us for an OpenSCAD learning lunch, and network with other “birds of a feather” who are interested in learning or pushing the boundaries of parametric design. Absolute beginners and seasoned experts are both welcome.

We’ll kick off with a short “Hello OpenSCAD” introduction (bit.ly/1SWeFEF) that will get you up and running in less than 10 minutes while you eat, and have lots of 3D-printed examples of OpenSCAD creations. Then, special guest Marius Kintel, creator of OpenSCAD, will join us by Skype to talk about his development of the software and anything else you’d like to know.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Taalman

Laura Taalman

Presenter, James Madison University
Dr. Laura Taalman is a Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University, and author of nine books on topics ranging from Calculus to Sudoku. She has consulted for 3D printing companies Ultimaker, Shapeways, and MakerBot, and is the founder of JMU 3SPACE, the first general-education 3D printing classroom in the country. Dr. Taalman blogs about 3D printing at MakerHome and Hacktastic, has designed and shared hundreds of 3D models in the 3D-printing community (where she is known as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin

Director of Community, North America, Ultimaker
Matthew Griffin is the Director of Community for Ultimaker North America. He is currently finishing a lecture series on 3D Printing Hardware for Coursera, a book on design for 3D printing, and is a writer, teacher, and consultant covering topics such as 3D Printing, electronics hobbyists, and more. He has taught Digital Fabrication at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA). He has been a regular contributor to MAKE Magazine including the annual Make: Ultimate Guide to 3DP series. Previously, he was community manager at Makerbot Industries and Director of Community... Read More →
avatar for Mark Peeters

Mark Peeters

Tech Director, Comstock Public Schools
I develop 3D printing curriculum for K-12 kids focusing on cross curricular lessons where students get to see their own hand in the printed objects using open source design tools.


Saturday May 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A

12:00pm

Shapeways EDU: 3D Design Resources for Any Classroom, Anywhere
Co-creator of the course "Make It, Print It, Sell It: Intro to 3D Printing and Digital Entrepreneurship" Design Evangelist Lauren Slowik will discuss how Shapeways EDU partnered with the New York Public Library Tech Connect team to use free resources, networked capabilities and advanced manufacturing to teach new skills to library patrons in person and online. In an effort to replicate efforts like this and grow the potential for open source curriculum this section will feature a "warts-and-all" chat about how we piloted the program, most important learnings, how to act as an advocate within your organization and between the private and non-profit sector for open-source resources and training.

Saturday May 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom D

12:00pm

EssentiumU: Bringing 3D Printing into the Classroom
Research and collaboration with innovative universities has been a key contributor to Essentium's success. As a way to foster that relationship and give back, Essentium has started the EssentiumU Program which provides Universities and K-12 institutions with student internship opportunities, research collaboration, discounted filament and many more perks. With the support of other leading 3D printing companies and partner universities, EssentiumU is able to help support and grow your 3D printing program

Speakers
avatar for Tyllen Bicakcic

Tyllen Bicakcic

EssentiumU Program Builder, Essentium
Hi! My name is Tyllen and I am the EssentiumU Program Builder. Our company has had a long commitment to education and research and we are looking to support educators and students by providing high quality filament at discounted rates, exclusive beta filament testing, and much mo... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room C

1:00pm

Bauhaus 2.0
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The Bauhaus was a German art school in the early 20th century that brought about a new style in architecture and design marked by the absence of ornamentation. The movement aimed to reconcile mass production with individual artistic spirit and create harmony between function and design. Much like the Bauhaus Movement united creativity and manufacturing - the Maker Movement aims to achieve similar goals, only here with 21st century technology that is no longer bound to the elite within a particular school, but open to everyone in the community.
The Discovery Corner (DISCO) at El Paso Community College Community has developed a program to provide students, who may think of fabrication machinery to be elusive and complicated, an opportunity to realize their inner maker. We have students and members of the community, with no training in digital fabrication, make all the furniture for an entire new building. The goal and hope is to engage and educate students in the field of digital design fabrication by letting them make human-scale everyday object that they will use and in turn be excited to be autonomous makers themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Aditi Sarkar and Crystal Lindstrom

Aditi Sarkar and Crystal Lindstrom

Presenters, El Paso Community College
Aditi Sarkar, PhD is the founder of The Discovery Corner (DISCO) at El Paso Community College. | Crystal Lindstrom is a faculty of the Architecture Discipline El Paso Community College. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from Texas Tech University with a ce... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Room C

1:00pm

High-Impact Digital Design and 3D Printing Student Research Internships Leading to Pedagogical Innovation in Cross-Disciplinary STEM Education
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Traditional lecture-centered approaches alone are inadequate for preparing students for the challenges of creative problem solving in the STEM disciplines. As an alternative, learner-centered and other high-impact pedagogies are gaining prominence. The Wabash College 3D Printing and Fabrication Center (3D-PFC) supports several initiatives on campus, but one of the most successful is a computer-aided design (CAD) and fabrication-based undergraduate research internship program. The first cohort of four students participated in an eight-week program during the summer of 2015. A second group of the four students was successfully recruited to participate the following summer. This intensive learner-centered research experience challenged students to employ digital design and fabrication in the design, testing, and construction of inexpensive scientific instrumentation for use in introductory STEM courses at Wabash College. The student research interns ultimately produced a variety of successful new designs that could be produced for less than $25 per device and successfully detect analytes of interest down to concentrations in the parts per million (ppm) range. These student-produced instruments have enabled innovations in the way introductory instrumental analysis is taught on campus. Beyond summer work, the 3D-PFC staffed student interns during the academic year, where they collaborated on various cross-disciplinary projects with students and faculty from departments such as mathematics, physics, biology, rhetoric, history, classics, and English. Thus far, the student work has led to three campus presentations, four presentations at national professional conferences, and three peer-reviewed publications. This presentation highlights initial progress as well as preliminary assessment findings.

Speakers
avatar for Lon Porter

Lon Porter

Presenter, Wabash College
Lon Porter received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He enjoys teaching chemistry at Wabash College, where he established the Wabash College 3D Printing & Fabrication Center (3D-PFC). His most recent CAD and 3D fabrication... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Room A

1:00pm

New Music Notations: 3D Printing Solutions To Get “In Touch” With The (Musical) Tablet
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Gesture-based performance applications are increasingly common on tablet devices but present new challenges for contemporary performers, composers, and improvisers. Starting an iPad ensemble for my University in fall 2014, I discovered that the student performers found it difficult to read traditional scores while sight-reading, rehearsing, and even performing using any application that required continuous visual monitoring and interaction. I clearly needed to find new ways to write and read scores. Through research and experimentation, I have developed new notation systems using 3D printed tactile scores. These tactile notation systems can be “read” by touch rather than by sight, allowing the performer to “read” the score with one hand while keeping eyes free to focus on interactions with the visual interface. Throughout the presentation I will share my perspective on how 3D printing has proven to be a doable and valuable resource for a composer, performer, and music educator. The presentation will conclude with a few examples of representative scores to date, followed by a few brief live performances of études and excerpts using the 3D-printed tactile musical scores.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Menoche

Charles Menoche

Presenter, Central Connecticut State University
Dr. Charles Menoche teaches music technology, electro-acoustic music, and composition at Central Connecticut State University. As a composer, he has written works for voice, instruments, ensembles, and electro-acoustic media. He regularly presents at the Association for Technolog... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom E

1:00pm

Tales of the Traveling 3D Printers: Integrating Digital Fabrication Across Disciplines in K-12 Education
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The virtue of 3D printing in an educational context is its versatility to be integrated into any subject area across any grade level, making it an ideal vehicle for STEAM-based learning. By leveraging the mobile makerspace concept with a 3D printer cart that travels from classroom to classroom, 3D printing extends beyond the domain of any one teacher or discipline and becomes a shared learning tool that is applicable and accessible to all. A mobile 3D printing cart can achieve the greatest reach and most tangible impact when supported by training for teachers and a clear articulation of how 3D printing connects organically to curriculum and learning goals. We will offer examples of this 3D printing model in action within a K-12 public school environment in order for educators to leave with ideas on how to more effectively bring 3D printing into their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlan Cole

Caitlan Cole

Charles R. Drew Charter School
Caitlan Cole is an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) via Maker Ed, a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for young people to experience science, technology, engineering, art and math through making. She serves at Drew Charter School, a Pre-K through... Read More →
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Greg Robbins

Americorps VISTA, Drew Charter School
Greg Robbins is an AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) via Maker Ed, a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for young people to experience science, technology, engineering, art and math through making. He serves at Drew Charter School, a Pre-K throug... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom D

1:00pm

Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Educator Perspectives New to 3D Printing
Speakers
avatar for Greg Kent

Greg Kent

Presenter, Kailua Elementary School
Greg Kent is the Technology Coordinator at Kailua Elementary School and an Ultimaker Education Pioneer. He is passionate about growing the "maker mindset" and Design Thinking by focusing on meaningful integration of technology and putting tools into students’ hands. His mission i... Read More →
avatar for Alex Larson

Alex Larson

Presenter, Palatine High School
Alex Larson is a Career and Technical Education teacher at Palatine High School in Illinois. He teaches Advanced Manufacturing, Project Lead the Way Engineering, and AP Seminar. His classroom is rooted in real world Problem Based Learning challenges and matching professional ment... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Schreck

Kristen Schreck

Presenter, Saint Xavier University
Kristen R. Schreck, D.A., Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL is an Ultimaker Education Pioneer. Her teaching interests include multivariable calculus, linear algebra, modern geometry, and the history of mathematics. She has published on t... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wetzel

Brian Wetzel

Computer Technology Teacher, Centerburg Local Schools
I am a Computer Technology teacher at Centerburg High School. I currently use a Makerbot Replicator (5th Gen) in my classroom. I typically use Fusion 360 for designs, but I also have experience with Tinkercad, 123D Design, and SketchUp. I am also a Google Certified Educator (Leve... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom A,B, C

1:00pm

Digital Reality: Photogrammetry and Fabrication Workshop Part 1
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This workshop will offer hands-on photogrammetry training in which we will take a physical object, create a virtual model of that object, and prepare that object both for display online and for 3D printing. The workshop will be divided into three, one-hour long sessions with breaks between each session:

Session 1: Intro to Photogrammetry. In this first session we will cover the technology behind turning a series of photographs into a virtual model. At the end of this session, we will make sure all participants have installed the two-week free trial of the software we will be using for the remainder of the workshop: Agisoft Photoscan.


Participants are advised to bring the following: a laptop, a mouse, and a digital camera. (DSLR cameras are not required--smartphone cameras will work fine for this workshop.)

Everyone  will need to download the 30-day trial version of Agisoft PhotoScan available here:  http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/
If anyone has a problem receiving a 30-day trial key, they can download the program and use it in demo mode here:  http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/installer/

NB:The demo mode does not allow users to save or export their work.

Here is a shareable link to a shared Dropbox folder containing all the photos, files, and models we will be using in the workshop:  
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j33orleiq82o8f6/AABuhUV1fMsvYTReNmoxixYca?dl=0

Speakers
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Brad Erickson

Presenter, UNC - Chapel Hill
Brad Erickson is a Ph.D. student in archaeology in the religious studies department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brad’s research focuses on the digitization and fabrication of classical Greco-Roman artifacts and spaces through a number of methods, includi... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room D

1:00pm

Bits to Atoms: Logo and Fabrication
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Logo is a programming language developed to teach people to think about thinking. Perhaps you remember programming Logo yourself as a student, drawing geometric designs with the turtle. Logo remains a viable, low-floor/high ceiling learning environment for people to explore programming. Logo also provides an interesting basis for personal fabrication projects. 3D printing provides a way to move from digital designs to physical artifacts or tools, a metamorphosis from bits to atoms. Participants will explore Logo programming using Turtle Blocks and learn how to fabricate their designs using Tinkercad. The designs will be 3D printed to create a collaborative sculpture. Participants will learn two different bits to atoms Logo programming workflows.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Burker

Josh Burker

Presenter, The School at Columbia University
Josh Burker  | Josh Burker is a constructionist educator, author, digital artist, and programmer. He earned a BA in English and Education from Colby College and a MA in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. He is a fellow at the annual Constructing Modern Knowledg... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room B

1:30pm

CAD Design and 3D Printing as Community and Culture Building Tools
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This presentation examines projects that have used 3D printing and CAD exploration as tools to engage youth and local communities in conversations centered on culture, community, and place-making. Looking at a range of 3D printing projects conducted in various settings such as museums, libraries, and out on the street as pop-up events, what are the lessons learned? What are ways to address the issues of long print times and CAD software learning curves in such drop-in settings? We will discuss these issues, as well as ways to create inviting spaces for exploration and conversation through 3D printing and CAD tools. Come ready for a bit of play as we look at 3D print projects that invited the public to improve public spaces, share cultural food stories though artifacts, and honor special people through 3D print Dia de los Muertos calavera de azucar.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_RQS03QhVxXLbjYOfTBfD9YGM3fHH000dGNrmI2QgJw/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Corinne Takara

Corinne Takara

Presenter, Okada Design and Alum Rock Educational Foundation
Corinne Takara is a San Jose Area artist/arts educator who enjoys exploring the intersection of art and technology. She has designed 3D printing workshops for museums, libraries, K-12 classrooms, and as street pop-up events. She is a Microsoft Distinguished Educator, and a TEDx s... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom D

1:30pm

Digital Fabrication in the Arts
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The blending of classical and contemporary ways of making is quickly becoming required curriculum at elite art schools and studios across the country. I will provide information about how and why I chose to create the program where I did and the advantages it provides for cross disciplinary collaboration with our engineering, career technical education, and digital media departments, philanthropy through our veterans program, and entrepreneurial opportunities through our fab lab club. I will talk about the challenges of creating curriculum for a community college that has students from all different walks of life and everything from retired computer engineers from silicon valley to kids right out of highschool. I will speak to how this helped develop course content and curriculum that keeps more experienced students challenged, yet simplistic enough that the younger students aren't overwhelmed. With an emphasis in design, technique, and material characteristics I'm able to teach collaboration, resourcefulness, problem solving, and time management. Sample curriculum and projects will be provided for all attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Payson McNett

Payson McNett

Presenter, Cabrillo Community College
Payson McNett, MFA, Indiana University. Experience teaching and working extensively in a wide range of traditional media including metal fabrication, ceramics, mold making, screen printing, woodworking, ferrous and non-ferrous casting, figure sculpture, jewelry, 3D design, as well as digital fabrication... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room C

1:30pm

It's Turtle Graphics All the Way Down
Limited Capacity seats available

Designing with Code! Remember telling the Logo turtle to turn left 90 degrees? My middle schoolers started with the classic "draw a square" programming prompt, and within a few classes we were designing bowls and vases with code. Find out how we used Scratch, BeetleBlocks, WaterColorBot, and our 3D printers to apply our knowledge of geometry and calculus.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Riley

Justin Riley

Presenter, Northridge Middle School
Mr. Riley teaches Computer Science and STEM at Northridge Middle School near Columbus, Ohio. He holds a BM in Music Technology from Capital University and a BS in Music Technology from Indiana University Perdue University Indianapolis. Current grad student at The Ohio State Unive... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom E

1:30pm

Prototype Production Activities: Using 3D Printing to Improve Student Engagement
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Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills are the most sought after by employers. Encouraging students to take risks and innovate is the antithesis to standardized testing that holds only one correct answer. Students need opportunities to make mistakes and learn from their failures so they can persist when challenges occur and improve upon their original ideas. Many U.S. classrooms don’t allow for creativity and do very little to develop critical thinking. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate ways that teachers can begin to change their teaching to support creativity and the maker mindset in their classrooms.

3D printing offers a unique opportunity to bring STEM topics to life in the classroom. Unfortunately, most teachers have little to know training in how to design effective learning activities to make use of the technology. This presentation explores the idea of Prototype Problem-Solving Activities and shows how they can be designed to foster student engagement and learning. Using a constructionism framework and focusing on demonstrating effective ways for teachers to be facilitators, we will explore the potential of the process of prototype creation to learn STEM content.

Speakers
avatar for Antonia Szymanski

Antonia Szymanski

Asst Professor, Western Kentucky University
Antonia (Toni) Szymanski is an Assistant Professor at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Szymanski has taught several workshops for teachers regarding the use of technology in the classroom. She has written on using 3D printers to increase mathematics creativity, and how different... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room A

1:30pm

Share Your Tinkercad or Fusion 360 story with Autodesk

Are you using Tinkercad or Fusion 360 in your classroom? Then Autodesk wants to hear from you! Autodesk loves amazing educators that are changing the conversation in education through making, 3D printing and more. We will be onsite to capture your story on video. If you would like to share your story please email sarah.orourke@autodesk.com to schedule a time. We can’t wait to share your story!

 


Sponsors

Saturday May 6, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom A (formerly Boardroom 1)

2:00pm

3D Printing in the Arts at James Madison University
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3D printing is an exciting tool that enables individuals to go from idea to object in very little time, and with minimal startup skill. This low barrier to entry allows for the quick iteration of ideas, and allows users to make increasingly sophisticated designs and objects as they build skills. In this session, Daniel Robinson, Associate Director of the Institute for Visual Studies, will discuss ways artists are integrating 3D printing into their creative practice. He will share examples from his 3D Printing for the Arts class that focussed on 3D printing as means to creative ends.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Robinson

Daniel Robinson

Presenter, James Madison Univiersity
Daniel Robinson is the Associate Director of the Institute for Visual Studies at James Madison University. He has an B.S. and M.F.A. in Studio Art and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Assessment. Mr. Robinson specializes in alternative and adaptive photography, 3D print... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room C

2:00pm

Absolute Beginner: Reflections on My First Year Teaching 3D Printing to 3rd Graders and Living to Tell the Tale
Limited Capacity seats available

When a parent donated a 3D printer to my 3rd and 4th grade makerspace, I jumped at the opportunity to integrate this rapidly evolving technology into my Lower School’s curriculum. After several frantic months of trial and error and a introductory 3D-printing workshop, I designed several 3D-printing projects that enhanced my 3rd graders’ Africa unit and allowed them opportunities to create meaningful and innovative artifacts for their classroom museum. Students designed 3D-printed cookie cutters of African animals and wrote creation tales about them. They also coded geometric designs with TurtleArt and imported them into Tinkercad to create stamps for marking cloth in traditional African Kente designs. During my talk, I will share what I learned as 3D-printing neophyte and what others should know as they begin to incorporate 3D printing into their curriculums.

Slide Presentation
Lesson Plans

Speakers
avatar for Carol Mahoney

Carol Mahoney

Presenter, The Key School
Carol Mahoney runs a makerspace for 3rd and 4th graders at the Key School, a preK-12 independent school in Annapolis, Maryland. She also proctors an upper school maker activity and develops maker projects with other departments and divisions. Carol has a B.A. in English from UMD... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom E

2:00pm

Implementing Social Engineering through Digital Fabrication
Limited Capacity seats available

Students today are hyper aware of issues that pertain to their community and abroad. They are not only equipped to join the conversation but also be active and create solutions. With topics like homelessness, inequality, climate change and this idea of smart cities, we are able to use our fab lab to prototype projects that go beyond the classroom. Gabriel-Bello Diaz is the engineering instructor eat TAF Academy, where he has curated a space for 6th - 12th grade to explore interdisciplinary engineering. He will show examples of how to scaffold the conversation and skills as they move through the curriculum. Through combining technologies like 3D printing, micro electronics and laser cutting, students have been able to prototype like industry professionals. Topics of conversation include cultural awareness, arch-adapting, think globally act locally, fab lab culture and community engagement. Diaz looks forward to presenting the projects that have emerged from these conversations and open a dialogue on implementing them into a classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Bello Diaz

Gabriel Bello Diaz

Presenter, Technical Access Foundation Academy
Gabriel-Bello Diaz is a Puerto Rican engineering instructor at TAF Academy and founder of Efficio, a digital fabrication studio in Seattle focused on fashion. His goal with teaching is to empower students through engineering and guide them to a STEM field that they are passionate... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom D

2:00pm

OpenSCAD Makes Coding, Math and 3D Printing Accessible to Elementary Students
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Students become highly-engaged in the learning process when they are having fun and can create a product of their own design. We designed lessons that integrated all areas of STEAM in our K-6 school-wide 3D printing initiative. These lessons engage students in collaboration, engineering design, science, math, technology and art. At every grade level students design their own 3D printed objects building on their skill sets. Starting at the 4th grade level students learned to code, utilize the engineering design process, prototyping, peer collaboration, sketching, and sharing their learning with others. Students worked in collaborative groups to sketch, design, prototype and build a 3D printed model of their chosen landform. Teams engaged in discussion and debate over best design practices, as well as collaborating with other groups when problem-solving within their own designs. Students then built upon these skills to create projects with real-world applications and participate in the online 3D printing community and entering online competitions. These students also became ambassadors for 3D modeling in the science classroom by presenting to peers, teachers, and elected officials, as well as providing “tech support” to K-1 students beginning their 3D projects.

Link to slide and teaching materials I shared during the talk.
http://tinyurl.com/kxseykr

Speakers
avatar for Mark Peeters

Mark Peeters

Tech Director, Comstock Public Schools
I develop 3D printing curriculum for K-12 kids focusing on cross curricular lessons where students get to see their own hand in the printed objects using open source design tools.


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A

2:00pm

Makerspaces to Enhance Curriculum
Speakers
avatar for Erica Ervin

Erica Ervin

Library Assistant, Michigan State University Libraries
Erica Ervin is the daily operations coordinator for MSU Libraries Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace. She has worked over ten years in an academic research library and is currently pursuing a MLIS at the University of Washington. She is also an ARL IRDW Scholar and ALA Spectrum Sc... Read More →
avatar for William Grubbs

William Grubbs

Presenter: Professor and Chair - Chemistry & Biochemistry, Stetson University
Curricular uses of 3D printing in an undergraduate setting.
avatar for Susan Ryan

Susan Ryan

Dean of the Library & Learning Technologies, Stetson University
3D printing library-classroom curricular collaborations.


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom A,B, C

2:00pm

Digital Reality: Photogrammetry and Fabrication Workshop Part 2
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop will offer hands-on photogrammetry training in which we will take a physical object, create a virtual model of that object, and prepare that object both for display online and for 3D printing. The workshop will be divided into three, one-hour long sessions with breaks between each session:

Session 2: Digital Construction with Photoscan. In this second session, participants can bring their own object or use one of the objects we will provide to walk-through the process of making a 3D model with Agisoft Photoscan.

Participants are advised to bring the following: a laptop, a mouse, and a digital camera. (DSLR cameras are not required--smartphone cameras will work fine for this workshop.)

Everyone  will need to download the 30-day trial version of Agisoft PhotoScan available here:  http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/
If anyone has a problem receiving a 30-day trial key, they can download the program and use it in demo mode here:  http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/installer/

NB: The demo mode does not allow users to save or export their work.

Here is a shareable link to a shared Dropbox folder containing all the photos, files, and models we will be using in the workshop:  
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j33orleiq82o8f6/AABuhUV1fMsvYTReNmoxixYca?dl=0

Speakers
BE

Brad Erickson

Presenter, UNC - Chapel Hill
Brad Erickson is a Ph.D. student in archaeology in the religious studies department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brad’s research focuses on the digitization and fabrication of classical Greco-Roman artifacts and spaces through a number of methods, includi... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room D

2:30pm

Constructing a Working Model of Algae Skimmer Using 3D Printed Parts
Limited Capacity seats available

The presenters will discuss the various phases in the development of an award-winning functional model of an autonomous algae skimmer submitted for the Community College Innovation Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community College. Specifically, they will discuss how the student designers used their classroom and extracurricular knowledge to incorporate 3D-printed parts, parts from a toy kit, motors, and various other objects in the model; how the students collaborated on troubleshooting and fixing design flaws; and what they learned from the experience. They will also discuss how to incorporate a similar innovation project as part of a project-based learning activity. They will use the actual functional model to illustrate the major points of their talk.

Speakers
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Travis Crawford

Speaker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Travis Crawford is fourth-year physics major at the Georgie Institute of Technology. Outside of class, he partakes in small team projects involving research and design of robotics systems. After graduation from Georgia Tech, he plans to pursue a PhD in physics with a focus in hig... Read More →
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Brian Mull

Attendee, Perimeter College at Georgia State University
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John Weber

Presenter, Perimeter College at Georgia State University
John Weber is a tenured, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Perimeter College at GSU. His current research interests include the effect of using fun on student learning and anxiety in the classroom, the effective use of technology in learning mathematics, and engaging students... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom D

2:30pm

Creating a 3D Printing Culture in Your School
Limited Capacity full
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In this session, I will outline some strategies we have used to move 3D printing from a one teacher show to more of a school wide experience. I will focus on how building a realistic infrastructure backed by good workflow and a bit of inspiration can help others in your school to see the power 3D printing has to change learning in your school. I will outline some cool projects we do, the setup we have done to enable the capacity and some inspiring words, pictures and 3D stuff.

Pioneers
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Tim Cooper

Presenter, The York School
Tim Cooper has focused on enabling kids through technologies for many years. He teaches in Toronto, Canada in an IB MYP Design program in grade 6-8. He also works with teachers to incorporate new tools into their teaching. He started the MakerEdTO community (makeredto.com) with a... Read More →



Saturday May 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom E

2:30pm

Evolving the Architectural Design Process Through Digital Fabrication
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital fabrication is poised to change the architectural design industry in both compelling and concerning ways. Virtual and physical spaces, objects, and designs are on a converging path. Understanding the skillset inherent to this intersection is key to engaging the opportunities and developing designs that are not driven by, but inspired through the use of digital fabrication. In his book Change by Design, President of IDEO Tim Brown discusses three overlapping courses of a project describing an “inspiration space, ideation space, and an implementation space” each of which build a comprehensive design process. Adding a digital fabrication process to these first two phases of design (inspiration and ideation) builds stronger critical thinking, and has the possibility of building a stronger customer value proposition through new forms of communication and education. The implementation space that Tim Brown discusses though is an entirely new mode of development for designers outside of the “design-build” business model. Final implementation of the physical forms through digital fabrication of a design has incredible potential to significantly increase project scope, build office backlogs, and construct a bridge toward retail markets previously unimaginable at a wide scale within the design industry.

Speakers
avatar for David Beach

David Beach

Presenter, Drury University
David Beach is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University. Specializing in digital design technology, David is an advocate of full digital immersion as part of a traditional design process leveraging technology t... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room C

2:30pm

Student Conceptions of Unfamiliar Three-Dimensional Solids
Limited Capacity seats available

In this study, Stepan Paul and Monica Mendoza aim to construct a model for the processes by which students in a multivariable calculus class conceptualize unfamiliar solid regions in three dimensions. We designed and recorded student work from several tasks in which students must decode a description of a solid figure and answer questions assessing the strength of their conception of the figure. We will share findings from the analysis of interviews and group work on one of these tasks, in which students must decide which of two 3D printed solids corresponds to a given set of inequalities.

Speakers
avatar for Stepan Paul

Stepan Paul

Presenter, UC Santa Barbara
Stepan Paul, UC Santa Barbara, Mathematics: Stepan Paul holds the Education Advancement Foundation Lectureship at UC Santa Barbara. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2013 also from UCSB, specializing in algebraic geometry. More recently, he has focused his efforts on the schola... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A

2:30pm

Making Molecules with 3D Printing
Limited Capacity 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:
 

Speakers
avatar for Kat Cooper

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 compl... Read More →



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

3:00pm

Weather Related Time Change! —The Physical Feedback Loop: Using Digital Fabrication to Drive Emerging Technology
Digital fabrication can transform research - enabling rapid iteration and experimentation to deliver . Matthew Borgatti, who develops and fabricates squishy machines at Super-Releaser the soft robotics and compliant systems design lab, will be talking about using digital fabrication to prototype novel mechanisms and solve complex problems through rapid iteration. He’ll be discussing learning from quick experiments using digitally fabricated tools, scaling from prototypes into small and then large scale manufacturing, and how to choose the right fabrication method to suit the underlying problems that need to be solved by a design.

Speakers
MB

Matthew Borgatti

Matthew Borgatti is Lead Scientist at Super-Releaser, the soft systems design lab. At Super-Releaser, he's developed spacesuit component prototypes, compliant structures for human/drone interaction, and proof-of-concept design patterns for universal soft exoskeletons. He is deepl... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom A,B, C

3:00pm

3D Printing and CAD for Elementary Aged Students
Limited Capacity full
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Stuck on how to use your 3D printer with the youngest students at your school? In a downtown Manhattan school, students as young as 2nd grade have been creating their own designs for projects that align with the science curriculum. Some of these projects include a cargo boat challenge, a skyscraper research project, invention prototypes, glider testing, and cell organelle creation. Elementary science teacher Paul Schmitz has also developed a variety of mini challenges that can be applied to create an after school club based around 3D printing for elementary schools. These are all done with kid-friendly programs such as Tinkercad, Thingiverse, Blokify, and 123D Sculpt. He's here to prove to you that digital making can start at any age!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz

Presenter, Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Paul Schmitz is a K-4th Grade science teacher at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York City. He is in his fourth year applying 3D printing to the elementary science curriculum, and he has also been leading an after school club centered around 3D design.


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom E

3:00pm

Empowering Low Resource / Low Literacy Individuals to Become Makers
Limited Capacity full
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Makers are often identified as with those with high levels of artistic and technical skill. But many people live in settings of poverty, with few educational options. A unique program from the University of Illinois provides a pathway for these individuals to create and “make” to improve their livelihoods regardless of their literacy or resources.

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Duncan

Ronald Duncan

Presenter, College of Business,University of Illinois
Ronald Duncan is a Community and Economic Development Educator for the University of Illinois Extension and the Associate Director of the Subsistence marketplaces Initiative. He brings almost 35 years of experience in engineering and educational administration to this office, dir... Read More →
avatar for Vishal Sachdev

Vishal Sachdev

Presenter, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Vishal Sachdev - Director, Illinois Makerlab and Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Vishal co-founded the Illinois MakerLab, the world’s first business school based 3D printing laboratory. He is interested in new approaches to learning, including “Lea... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room C

3:00pm

Digital Reality: Photogrammetry and Fabrication Workshop Part 3
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop will offer hands-on photogrammetry training in which we will take a physical object, create a virtual model of that object, and prepare that object both for display online and for 3D printing. The workshop will be divided into three, one-hour long sessions with breaks between each session:

Session 3: 3D Printing and Applications. In this final session, we will clean the virtual model and export it as an STL for 3D printing. Further, we will introduce Sketchfab, a popular online repository of 3D models where objects can be displayed online.

Participants are advised to bring the following: a laptop, a mouse, and a digital camera. (DSLR cameras are not required--smartphone cameras will work fine for this workshop.)

Everyone  will need to download the 30-day trial version of Agisoft PhotoScan available here:  http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/request-trial/
If anyone has a problem receiving a 30-day trial key, they can download the program and use it in demo mode here:  http://www.agisoft.com/downloads/installer/

NB:The demo mode does not allow users to save or export their work.

Here is a shareable link to a shared Dropbox folder containing all the photos, files, and models we will be using in the workshop:  
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j33orleiq82o8f6/AABuhUV1fMsvYTReNmoxixYca?dl=0

Speakers
BE

Brad Erickson

Presenter, UNC - Chapel Hill
Brad Erickson is a Ph.D. student in archaeology in the religious studies department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brad’s research focuses on the digitization and fabrication of classical Greco-Roman artifacts and spaces through a number of methods, includi... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room D

3:30pm

Weather related time change!—Strange Objects: New Expressions with 3D Printing and Code
Marius Watz, artist and educator, discusses 3D printing and computational design in creative practices. From data-driven designs to custom software tools and hardware hacks, he will explore how new fabrication technology enables unique forms of expression.  

A long-standing member of the Processing (processing.org) community, Watz will also discuss Open Source tools and teaching code for digital fabrication.

mariuswatz.com | instagram/nosuchfuture

Speakers
avatar for Marius Watz

Marius Watz

Artist, Marius Watz
Marius Watz (NO) is an artist working with generative software processes, focusing synthesis of form as the product of parametric behaviors. He is known for abstract geometrical forms, with outputs ranging from pure software works to public projections and physical objects produc... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom A,B, C

3:30pm

3D Printing Functional Designs in Problem Based Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

The use of 3D printing in the classroom helps brings engineering to life. By engaging in problem-based work, students gain applied knowledge that develops critical thinking skills as well as real-world experience. This session will explore how Palatine High School uses 3D printing as a critical component of our STEM-based curriculum. It will also explore several projects the school has undertaken including building functional combat robots.

This session will also outline how an accessible manufacturing method like 3D printing provides students the opportunity to go through the entire design process from start to finish. By printing functional parts, students can experiment with modern materials, test their designs, and gain experience that would have been not have possible without this technology.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Larson

Alex Larson

Presenter, Palatine High School
Alex Larson is a Career and Technical Education teacher at Palatine High School in Illinois. He teaches Advanced Manufacturing, Project Lead the Way Engineering, and AP Seminar. His classroom is rooted in real world Problem Based Learning challenges and matching professional ment... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom E

3:30pm

Empower Your Students to Do More: 3D Printing Social Impact in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Would you rather develop an assistive device, develop an educative product, or develop your own product idea? Those are three topics among students of the 3D Printing class in Atlantic University College have to choose to develop during their final project. Consistently through the past 18 months, 72% of those students chose to develop projects that could potentially lead to positive social impact over developing their own commercial product ideas.

This presentation tells the story of those projects and the challenges behind a continually transforming 3d printing class for millenials interested in investing in social impact while learning hands-on.

Speakers
VG

Vicente Gasco

Fab Lab Director, Atlantic University College
Vicente Gascó is a designer, entrepreneur and educator, passionate for all things 3d printed. Founder of product design studio Tredé and 3d printed jewelry brand Keznr, he's also a Professor and Fabrication Lab Director at Atlantic University College in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. V... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

3:30pm

Teaching the World How to 3D Print
Limited Capacity filling up

3D Printing has the potential to revolutionize the way in which products are made, bought, and sold. However, 99.9% of the world has never actually seen a 3D printer or know how to use it. Thus, there is a need to teach the world how to 3D print. To help accomplish this goal, we recently developed and launched a 3D Printing Specialization via Coursea. The courses are developed in a unique academic/industry collaboration with Autodesk and Ultimaker as lead partners, and platforms such as Shapeways and 3D Hubs as fulfillment partners. In less than 6 months, over 10,000 learners have enrolled in this specialization. During this presentation, we will discuss the origin and impact of this specialization and share insights about what we have learned thus far about the global market for 3D Printing education and how others can share our vision for bringing 3D Printing to the world.

Speakers
avatar for Vishal Sachdev

Vishal Sachdev

Presenter, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Vishal Sachdev - Director, Illinois Makerlab and Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Vishal co-founded the Illinois MakerLab, the world’s first business school based 3D printing laboratory. He is interested in new approaches to learning, including “Lea... Read More →



Saturday May 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room C

3:30pm

Techniques and Strategies for Teaching a General Education 3D Printing Course for Undergraduates
Limited Capacity filling up

3SPACE (3 Dimensional Solid Printing Active Classroom Experience) at James Madison University is the first 3D printing classroom in the country built for general education courses that are open to all students and departments at the university. The classroom features consumer level filament printers in a hands on environment with at most two students per printer, and since Fall of 2013, has hosted a wide variety of events, both for the university and for the general public. Our flagship course is a one credit general education science lab that has been taught every semester for the past four years. This presentation will outline some ways to teach such a course from a general scientific perspective. We will cover a variety of options, including 3D design programs (all free for educators and students), assignments, group projects, common complaints, and ways to make the class more or less `scientific'.

Moderators
RF

Rebecca Field

Dr. Rebecca Field received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 2000 and, after many moves, is now an Associate Professor at James Madison University. She works primarily in algebraic topology, but has frequent side projects including games and puzzles, string... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom D

4:00pm

Creating 3D Printed Fashion Objects: From Idea to Reality
Wearable objects and state-of-the-art technology no longer belongs to science fiction, it can be accomplished by 3D printing. The evolution of digital and 3d printing has transformed many aspects of our lives pleasure, industry use and academic. This project is planning to conduct a serious of DIY and create wearable items as pleasure. The final goal is to achieve useful application.

From our 3D printing experiments in practice, we can distill several core concerns behind student’s engagement with DIY and craft. In the practices of playfulness and material engagement, we can find an underlying concern with pleasure. With the increased participation of small businesses in Maker events, and the many examples of DIY in development, we foreground utility.

We should design to take advantage of the means of production that best suit our design goals and realize that different parts of even the same project or artifact may be best produced in very different ways.

Speakers
KK

Kaimi Kajiyama

Kaimi Kajiyama is a senior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in Fashion design and merchandising, and conducting undergraduate research in 3D printing and 3D body scanning.
avatar for Shu Hwa Lin

Shu Hwa Lin

Presenter, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Dr. Shu-Hwa Lin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences in the Fashion Design & Merchandising program at the University of Hawai ̒i. her research examines new forms of textiles and clothing contribute to the health, protection, comfort, utility... Read More →
avatar for Mary Ruppert-Stroescu

Mary Ruppert-Stroescu

Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
I teach and do research at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Design, Housing, and Merchandising. My professional fashion design and entrepreneurship experience in the US, Europe, and North Africa provide a background for teaching about creativity and fashion design a... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom A,B, C

4:00pm

Message in a Bottle: A 3D Printing Project for Numerical Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Numerical Analysis is a fundamental course for Applied Math Majors and an elective for many CS majors. In Numerical Analysis course, students learn many of the basics of scientific computing including: creating interpolating polynomials, numerical integration, solving optimization problems, and MATLAB. In this talk, I will present a bottle design project from my Fall of 2016 class. Over the semester, students designed a bottle using the methods we learned in Numerical Analysis. We used a 3D printer to create tangible versions of their bottles and checked their calculations. As part of their final grade for the project, students had an exhibit and wrote a short reflection on the process and challenges of creating an attractive optimized bottle that meets given specifications.

Speakers
avatar for Bree Ettinger

Bree Ettinger

Presenter, Emory University
Bree Ettinger Ph.D. Lecturer and Co-DUS Mathematics & Computer Science Dept Emory University


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A

4:00pm

The Power and Pitfalls of Mathematica for 3D Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Mathematica has amazing graphics and design capabilities that I have been using to design 3D works of art and teach my students the same. I will discuss the commands and techniques that I have found useful, along with the frustrations and work-arounds that I have has to institute in order to cajole Mathematica into creating (and then exporting!) the desired artwork. I will also focus on how I teach my students these same methods.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Hanusa

Christopher Hanusa

Presenter, Queens College, City University of New York
Christopher R. H. Hanusa is a mathematical artist and an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Queens College, CUNY. His mathematical research is in algebraic and enumerative combinatorics. He is also interested in the visualization and artistic qualities of mathematical concep... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room C

4:00pm

3D Anatomical Models - Virtual and Physical
NOTE TO ALL ATTENDEES: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED - THE PRESENTER HAD AN UNEXPECTED SITUATION ARISE AND WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT HIM BY E-MAIL FOR AN UPDATE ON THIS WORK.  SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

This project provides students in multiple health care professions with access to virtual and physical anatomical models based on medical imaging data. Goals for this project include:
1) Generating virtual 3D models from medical image data (CT, MRI) using commerically-available software,
2) Converting virtual models for use in Augmented Reality (AR) and/or Virtual Reality (VR) settings,
3) Producing physical 3D models of anatomical structures and VR viewers using a 3D printer, and
4) Generating 3D printed molds to allow rapid and inexpensive replication of physical 3D models.

Providing the anatomically-correct models in various formats should serve to address varying student learning preferences as students can explore structures using a variety of methods. An additional proposed benefit is that generation of 3D models (both virtual and physical) from medical images will enhance student ability to mentally synthesize individual 2D medical images into 3D structures as they will have access to both.

Leveraging the ability of 3D printers to produce molds as well as original models, and VR viewers that can be used by any student with a compatible mobile phone, we can remove temporal and spatial constraints typically imposed upon students as they learn about these structures.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Fedel

Frank Fedel

Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Mr. Fedel has been using 3D technology for many years to produce both virtual and physical versions of new product prototypes, educational models, works of art, and molds for casting parts. His students built two of the fourteen 3D printers in his Orthotics and Prosthetics R&D La... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom E

4:00pm

Fabricating a 21st Century Learning Environment

Digital fabrication can encourage students to work collaboratively, stay focused on goals, and develop 21st century skills, while creating interesting products. I will discuss how development of manipulative sketch objects improves spatial reasoning and sketching skills. I will also talk about how we have developed a student maker group willing to train their peers and teachers in the art of digital fabrication.

There will be a display and explanation of Davidson Desktop Doohickey Puzzle Cubes (term final projects), sketching manipulatives for Introduction to Engineering Design students, and some of the products that student makers at Riverside High School have completed at the request of various faculty and staff members. These same students have gone on to develop and implement training sessions and videos for our Ultimaker printers and ShopBot Desktop MAX CNC routers. Our students are an integral part of managing the digital fabrication resources in the RHS engineering labs.



Speakers
avatar for Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson

Presenter, DPS - Riverside High School - PLTW Engineering Program
Adam Davidson is a national board certified veteran teacher of 13 years. He was fundamental in developing an extremely successful high school engineering program where he works today as an engineering design teacher. Adam was instrumental in bringing 3D printing into Durham Publi... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom E

4:00pm

Prosthetics
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez

Community Strategist, Ultimaker
As a part of Ultimaker Community Team, I travel the United States evangelizing 3D Printing, find interesting use cases and share them. Our team prides itself on participating and creating interesting events and projects to illustrate how useful this tool is. Prior to working at U... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Bubar

Eric Bubar

Presenter, Marymount University
Eric Bubar is the Assistant Professor of Physics at Marymount University. He is exploring the use of 3D printing, scanning and modeling to create functional technologies. He is an active member of the Enable Online Community and regularly represents them at events throughout the... Read More →
avatar for Rich Lehrer

Rich Lehrer

Presenter, Brookwood School
A nationally recognized educator, teacher trainer, and speaker, Ultimaker Pioneer Rich Lehrer is the Innovation Coordinator for Brookwood School, a 3D Printing and Project Based Learning workshop facilitator for the Buck Institute for Education, TeachThought, and Principals’ Tr... Read More →
avatar for Grace Mastalli

Grace Mastalli

Grace Mastalli, CEO and President, Limbforge (Formerly ECF) | A lawyer by training, Grace Mastalli has spent her life in public service and working for social justice. As a high ranking career official in the US Department of Justice, she  was instrumental to the enactment and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as many other federal civil rights laws and policies. After leaving the government for good, she has served as an adviser on many law and technology issues, ethics... Read More →
avatar for Jade Myers

Jade Myers

Haiti Project Team Lead, Research & Development Associate, Limbforge (formerly ECF)
Millions of people around the world living with limb-loss do not have access to prosthetic care. LimbForge™ is a nonprofit that builds tools for clinicians to quickly provide patients with high-quality and cost-effective 3D printed prostheses. Jade heads a team of experts who... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom D

4:00pm

Creating 3D Terrain Models
Limited Capacity full
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Modelling complex real world data, such as terrain elevation, can allow for unique observations and understanding of landscapes. This workshop will teach two methods of creating 3D printable models of elevation on the earth’s surface, one using a simple web application and the other using the GIS software ArcScene and a Digital Elevation Model file. There will be a hands-on activity using the web application and a simple app based editing tool (Meshmixer). This exercise would be suitable for classrooms to enhance understandings maps and elevation, as well as building tactile models of landscape for alternative means of experiencing map data.

Please bring a laptop with Meshmixer installed. Meshmixer will be necessary for the hands on part of the exercise and can be found here: http://meshmixer.com/download.html

Speakers
avatar for Erica Ervin

Erica Ervin

Library Assistant, Michigan State University Libraries
Erica Ervin is the daily operations coordinator for MSU Libraries Hollander MakeCentral: Makerspace. She has worked over ten years in an academic research library and is currently pursuing a MLIS at the University of Washington. She is also an ARL IRDW Scholar and ALA Spectrum Sc... Read More →
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Amanda Tickner

Presenter, Michigan State University Libraries
Amanda Tickner is the GIS/Makerspace Librarian at Michigan State University. She has a MLS and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Anthropology/English from the University of Minnesota. Her interests include 3D modelling for herit... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room D

4:00pm

Outside the Box: Teaching 3D Printing with Low-Tech STEM Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

As educators, we want to empower students to succeed. In a constantly-changing digital world, that means building and supporting technology literacy in our students. But when faced with limited time, tools, and other resources, how do you engage your students in emerging technologies? What do you do when the traditional model for technology education won’t work in your context?

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll examine a low-tech “concept breakout” framework for developing technology programs when faced with resource constraints. We’ll break down the process of 3D printing into individual STEM concepts like phase changes, structural engineering, and coordinate geometry. We’ll explore low-tech ways of engaging students in these concepts, using low-cost materials like hot glue, building blocks, and yarn. At the end, we’ll discuss how these activities can be adapted for a variety of age groups, and how the “concept breakout” model can be applied to other technologies.

Google Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sPw0lQ5X-QRRgg8M2XMIZ_-HhrTdOYBoXOx3TtLAsfY/edit?usp=sharing

Activity Handouts: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RPSp7RtHMjHwfbJu2SZhqS6JycQt8CXBjW-h2W4YbYQ/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Anna Engelke

Anna Engelke

Presenter, UNC-Chapel Hill (MEITE Program)
Anna Engelke is a graduate student in the Masters of Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Previously, she was the Program Manager for Tinkering and Technology at the Museum of Life and Science for six years, where she developed and... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B

4:30pm

3D Printing in the Art Room
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how to get the most out of your classroom 3D printer by developing creative lesson plans that incorporate art, technology, design, science, and math. We will examine ways to blend art and technology in practical ways and look at interdisciplinary applications that will be relevant to K-12 teachers in any subject area. Examples of student prints and lesson plans will be shared to help get you inspired to create your own projects and lessons.


Presentation Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11DFNQ3ow3SVXa7J7irKg8TcR08t3eEPm-4pEa4G-ua8/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Aracich

Wendy Aracich

Presenter, Georgia Connections Academy
Wendy Aracich is the Lead Art Teacher for Georgia Connections Academy, a virtual charter school, teaching high school courses in Digital Art , 3D Modeling, and Art History. In 2015, she won a 3D Printer through a Thingiverse competition, which has jump-started the development of... Read More →



Saturday May 6, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room C

4:30pm

CNC Craft: Teaching Applied Math with a Router
Limited Capacity filling up

A CNC router can be an intimidating machine and and controlling them can be a little more challenging than 3D printers. Yet there are also many benefits, in particular students have to think in more detail about the control, leading to many interesting mathematical and engineering questions, and the materials that can be used (wood and even metal) can be very satisfying. In this talk I will discuss the courses I have taught to an interdisciplinary group of students (ranging from architecture to math and CS through Philosophy, English and Social work). As well as the technical aspects of controlling the machine I will discuss how the focus helped develop a wide range of thinking and discussions between the students varying expertise. Details on the most recent course and the student work can be found here: https://news.uark.edu/articles/37103/honors-college-showcases-math-craft

Speakers
avatar for Edmund Harriss

Edmund Harriss

Presenter, University of Arkansas
Edmund Harriss is a Mathematician, teacher, artist and maker at the University of Arkansas. His research ranges from robot control to creating coloring books of mathematical images.


Saturday May 6, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A

4:30pm

Documenting Work with Engineering Design Portfolios
Talk will showcase a simple way to help students document their work while they use the engineering design process to solve problems.

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Duhaime

Marcel Duhaime

Presenter, Christ School
Marcel Duhaime has been teaching math, computer science and engineering courses at the high school level for over 20 years. With a BS in Mathematics from the US Coast Guard Academy and an MS in Information Systems Management from Northeastern University, Marcel brings his unique... Read More →



Saturday May 6, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom A,B, C

5:30pm

Visit SplatSpace
A few Construct3D attendees were interested in visiting a local Makerspace, and SplatSpace — previously known as Durham Makerspace — in Downtown Durham is willing to open their doors for anyone interested in looking around between 5:30-7:00pm. The space is about 4 miles away from the JB Duke hotel, and as this is  an extracurricular activity, transportation is self service.  

The address is:
800 N Mangum St,
Durham, NC 27701
https://goo.gl/maps/jZ2Bb1PAKj22


About SplatSpace:We have a physical location in Downtown Durham where members can access physical space, basic tools/parts, and a community of passionate people. We hold weekly and monthly classes, events, and get-togethers to celebrate and share our strengths, learn from each other, and collaborate on projects of interest to members. We are a community of hackers, makers, tinkerers, teachers, and students: Our ultimate goal is to reach out to each other and the surrounding community to share our passion for art, technology, and innovation. Through sharing this passion, we will ultimately build a community that uniquely contributes to the technical and artistic vibrancy of Durham, and the Triangle as a whole.

Saturday May 6, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
SplatSpace 800 N Mangum St Durham, NC 27701

6:00pm

Ultimaker Community get together
If you have an Ultimaker, you may know that it was made in Memphis Tennessee, but did you know that Ultimaker was born in the Netherlands? Come hang out with and meet the members of Ultimaker's Global team, Sander van Geelen and Marcella van den Burg, direct from the Netherlands and North American Community Team members Matt, Liz, Luis and Meaghan. Have a drink with us, find out  how you can become part of the community, talk about the Pioneer Program—the current version and what a global version could be—and meet other community minded educators.

Speakers
avatar for Lizabeth Arum

Lizabeth Arum

Construct3D Co-chair, Ultimaker North America
Lizabeth Arum, an artist, tinkerer and educator, is Ultimaker’s North American Education Community Strategist. She works with educators to help them incorporate 3D printing into their curricula.  She received a BFA from Cooper Union, an MPS from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), was... Read More →
avatar for Sander van Geelen

Sander van Geelen

Community manager, Global, ultimaker
Being at Ultimaker almost from the beginning I have seen and contributed to a lot of things. We evolved and led me to become the community manager and occasionally help organizing events. With its global and ever growing community it is an honor to have this job. Every day is exc... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin

Director of Community, North America, Ultimaker
Matthew Griffin is the Director of Community for Ultimaker North America. He is currently finishing a lecture series on 3D Printing Hardware for Coursera, a book on design for 3D printing, and is a writer, teacher, and consultant covering topics such as 3D Printing, electronics hobbyists, and more. He has taught Digital Fabrication at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA). He has been a regular contributor to MAKE Magazine including the annual Make: Ultimate Guide to 3DP series. Previously, he was community manager at Makerbot Industries and Director of Community... Read More →
avatar for Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez

Community Strategist, Ultimaker
As a part of Ultimaker Community Team, I travel the United States evangelizing 3D Printing, find interesting use cases and share them. Our team prides itself on participating and creating interesting events and projects to illustrate how useful this tool is. Prior to working at U... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lobby Lounge JB Duke Hotel

7:30pm

7:35pm

Elevating the Process Over the Print/ Guiding K-12 Students in 3D Printing Challenges
Design and engineer challenges can be daunting for youth, even without throwing 3D printing into the mix. Where do you start? This presentation shares effective ways to scaffold student explorations in 3D printing design challenges and project journeys. Building a collaborative, and exploratory class environment is key. When students share process stages and hurdles, a collaborative problem solving environment can be built. By highlighting the importance of process and workflow through journaling, labeled design iterations, print fail forensics, and low resolution model making, we can help students build perseverance and the drive to develop design iterations. We need to invite students to be open to seeing design inspiration everywhere (such as in the latch of a make-up case, the assembly design of a dog toy, and in the built space design solutions of ancient cultures). The result of such project journeys can be increased interest in STEM and STEAM careers, as well as increased student confidence in creativity and problem solving skills.


Speakers
avatar for Corinne Takara

Corinne Takara

Presenter, Okada Design and Alum Rock Educational Foundation
Corinne Takara is a San Jose Area artist/arts educator who enjoys exploring the intersection of art and technology. She has designed 3D printing workshops for museums, libraries, K-12 classrooms, and as street pop-up events. She is a Microsoft Distinguished Educator, and a TEDx s... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 7:35pm - 7:41pm
Ballroom A,B, C

7:42pm

Blending 3D Printing and Humanities, a Student’s Perspective
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.

Speakers
avatar for Cole Takara

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... Read More →


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

7:49pm

0 Things
Exploring the power of 0 things to engage students in researching, designing and sharing 3D models related to content areas, social justice and equality. Even with over 2 million things, searches of popular 3D printing repository Thingiverse often find 0 relevant models for instructional topics. Each empty search is an exciting opportunity for students to contribute to the world.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Ajima

Josh Ajima

Presenter, Dominion HS/Loudoun Academy of Science - Loudoun County Public Schools
Designer. Maker. Teacher. Stanford #FabLearn Fellow. #CTEMakeover Challenge Winner. @Inventables 50 States Carver Winner. @thingiverse Featured. Former @make Reviewer. 2nd place Outsider Art Fair NY 2016 Babel competition. @Ultimaker Pioneer. DesignMakeTeach.com | By day: Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun Academy of Science... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 7:49pm - 7:55pm
Ballroom A,B, C

9:00pm

Viewing of "Most Likely to Succeed"
Limited Capacity filling up

Most Likely to Succeed is a documentary that convincingly makes the case for changing our outdated education system, and focuses on High Tech High in San Diego and its PBL-infused program. The executive producer is venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith, and Greg Whiteley produced, wrote and directed this lively and dramatic story that appeals to both hearts and minds. Dintersmith also co-authored a book with Tony Wagner with the same title.

Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Meeting Room D
 
Sunday, May 7
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Sunday May 7, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Atrium

8:30am

Sunday Morning Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Pam Moran

Pam Moran

Superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools
Pam Moran and Ira Socol bring radically diverse backgrounds to the conversation about technologies in contemporary education. Pam, the Superintendent of the Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia has worked in every level of K-12 education, teaching science in high school and middle school, serving as a secondary assistant principal and an elementary principal, and as adjunct faculty for the University of Virginia. She has led curricular and professional development, and now supports a 13,000 student school division covering 726 square miles. Ira, a graduate student and researcher in the College of Education at Michigan State University, and a technology developer and teacher trainer with Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports, has worked in law enforcement, architecture, art and design before becoming a leader in technological services to those with special needs, working in universities, K-12 schools, businesses, and vocational rehabilitation services. His research explores both the re-design of educational institutions with Universal Design technology and the history of education and technology, research which is done and presented globally. Though... Read More →
avatar for Ira Socol

Ira Socol

Senior Provocateur, Educology Partners
Ira David Socol is the Design 2015 Project Manager for the Albemarle County (Virginia) Public Schools, leading a program of innovative learning design change in 26 schools. He is also a nationally and internationally known researcher on the history of education, on educational technology, and on technology and disability. He developed the "Toolbelt Theory" paradigm for student-centered technology choice, and the led the American effort to develop the "Freedom Stick" - a universal design for learning tool which, at no cost, provides disabled students with full computer access. He has worked with students of every age, at every level, including through vocational rehabilitation programs. He blogs... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom A,B, C

9:30am

3D Visualization of Biopolymer Energy Landscapes
Protein and RNA molecules (biopolymers) are the machines of the cell and life would not be possible without them.  These molecules break down food so that it can be used to keep the cell alive, copy the DNA of the cell every time it divides and make up the pathways that regulate all cellular functions.  Each of the tens of thousands of protein and RNA molecules in human cells has a particular function, which is determined by its unique 3D shape (conformation).  Previous Nobel Prize-winning studies have established that this unique conformation is determined by the amino acid sequence of a protein and the nucleotide sequence of the RNA.  My research has focused on how these molecules fold to this unique shape and I will demonstrate a macroscopic model of such a folding reaction.

Energy landscape theory is one of the most useful conceptual breakthroughs in our understanding of how proteins and RNA fold. It is best represented as a 3D funnel with multiple local minima. 3D printing of such a representation allows the dynamic distribution of small spheres (representing individual molecules) on the landscape to demonstrate both the energy-based (i.e., Boltzmann) distribution of molecules and the rate and path by which they discover their equilibrium positions (i.e., kinetic mechanism of folding). I have constructed several such physical landscapes and will demonstrate their utility for teaching undergraduate, PhD and medical students during my presentation.  I will also use the demonstration to describe how sometimes proteins misfold, which can lead to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS and others.

Speakers
avatar for Terrence Oas

Terrence Oas

Presenter, Duke University
Professor Oas is a Professor of Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry at Duke University, where he has been on the faculty for 27 years. His research includes experimental studies of the thermodynamics and kinetics of protein and RNA folding reactions, the structure of flexible... Read More →



Sunday May 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room B

9:30am

Empowering Creative Minds with 3D Printing for Art & Design
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

3D printing has shown to expand the potentials of the creative and innovative minds of today's tech-savvy generation. This presentation will cover how East Stroudsburg University's Art + Design Department is taking its 3D printing program to the next level in curriculum development and leading future generations into limitless worlds of possibilities. Explore examples of how to transform a space filled with traditional facilities to a high tech and cutting edge 3D printing and additive manufacturing lab, utilize best practices of grant based and philanthropic funding and gain advice on how educators can acquire necessary professional development. Learn how to sustain a lab with in the educational institution by combining incoming resources from community industry partners through service learning initiatives that provide opportunity and experience for the students.

Speakers
avatar for Darlene Farris-LaBar

Darlene Farris-LaBar

Presenter, East Stroudsburg University
Darlene Farris-LaBar, a Professor of Art + Design at East Stroudsburg University. She has a MFA from SUNY, Purchase College, a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an AAS in Digital Media Arts from College of Technology NYC. Her art requires research through environme... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room C

9:30am

Prototyping a Polymer Stretching Machine in the Polsky Center Fab Lab
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about how you can use the prototyping process and digital fabrication tools to develop devices for scientific research and communication - no experience necessary! We'll discuss a case study from the Polsky Center Fab Lab at the University of Chicago and talk about how it applies to projects that can be created in any makerspace.

The Fab Lab facility operated by the University of Chicago seeks to educate students and the community about state-of-the-art digital fabrication, including 3D printing, for the purpose of prototyping for entrepreneurship and innovation. It offers courses, mentoring, and access to professional grade equipment. Last summer, three local high school students interning with the Institute for Molecular Engineering also learned fundamental concepts of design and prototyping. The project, co-supervised by a faculty member at the University of Chicago and a mentor from the Fab Lab, consisted of creating a custom device to stretch polymer films by a small, precise amount. Using the Fab Lab’s resources, they 3D printed custom gears, laser cut an electronics enclosure, controlled a stepper motor with an Arduino, and soldered circuits. They learned about the real-world process of prototyping and iteration. At the end of the summer, they had a successful device that could be used in the Lab. That device is now being used routinely for advanced research purposes in professional settings, and it has been copied by other laboratories and researchers seeking to pursue advanced materials characterization.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Koprucki

Elizabeth Koprucki

Presenter, University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Elizabeth Koprucki is Assistant Director of Fab Lab & Design at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago. She manages the Fab Lab, a state-of-the-art space for digital fabrication and rapid prototyping. She led the build-out and design of... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room A

9:30am

Resin Printers - How They Work, and How You Can Build Your Own
Limited Capacity filling up

Understand the basics of how resin 3D printing works, and how you can affordably build your own DLP resin printer from old classroom equipment.

This session will include the basic concepts and chemistry that make resin printing technology possible. It will cover some of the resins and materials that are available, as well as the mechanisms and electronics that make these printers tick. Aside from talking about the DLP resin printers that are out in the wild, we'll also touch on some of the other technologies like LCD printers that use daylight resins, the viral CLIP printer technology, and laser galvanometer style printers.

This session will also touch on how you can design and build your own DLP resin style printer from a retired classroom projector. The design is 100% open source, and uses open hardware components and electronics. It is fully adjustable, and intended to accommodate a range of different projectors. This machine was also designed to use as many off the shelf parts as possible that don't require specialized skills or tools to build.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer

Presenter, Notre Dame
Jim Spencer is an educational technologist at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, and an avid 3D printing hobbyist and maker. He's been able to bring printing and making into work, and has found several ways to benefit classroom technology with solutions t... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom E

9:30am

Youth Businesses Using 3D Printing
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, a number of stories will be shared about youth enterprises that have resulted from access to 3D printing. The stories will feature youth who have presented their businesses to President Obama and youth who have continued their 3D printing businesses into adulthood. I will share lessons learned, how to take advantage of learning opportunities that are presented in entrepreneurial efforts, and the impact we’ve seen in these youth.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Grimes

Shawn Grimes

Executive Director, Digital Harbor Foundation
Shawn Grimes has nearly 20 years of experience as a technologist in a variety of fields including mobile app development, cyber security, and software engineering. Through his passion for working with and serving youth, he has become the Executive Director of the Digital Harbor F... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom D

9:30am

The 3D Stuff Your Dreams Are Made Of: 3D Printing Materials
For all of the discussion at Construct3D about the opportunity a desktop 3D printer presents to educators, we spend far too little time deeply exploring the nature of the eccentric polymers that are themselves "the 3D stuff your dreams are made of." This panel brings together a dream team of filament manufacturers and experts to share insights into how thermoplastics, thermoelastomers, composite materials, etc, are produced, strategies for how to make better use of standards as well as "exotics," and why 2017 will be the most exciting year for desktop 3D printing materials to date.

There are many materials you can process through a desktop 3D printer these days, and a number of 3D printer models engineered specifically to better handle a broad range of material types, properties, and temperatures ranges. This panel will aim to address key topics for materials that can be applied to all FFF-style desktop 3D printers.

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin

Director of Community, North America, Ultimaker
Matthew Griffin is the Director of Community for Ultimaker North America. He is currently finishing a lecture series on 3D Printing Hardware for Coursera, a book on design for 3D printing, and is a writer, teacher, and consultant covering topics such as 3D Printing, electronics hobbyists, and more. He has taught Digital Fabrication at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA). He has been a regular contributor to MAKE Magazine including the annual Make: Ultimate Guide to 3DP series. Previously, he was community manager at Makerbot Industries and Director of Community... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Dick

Alexander Dick

Partner, ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta
Having worked in 3D Printing for more than 13 years, Alex brings industry-specific experience to Protoplant. Educated as an engineer, the first 10 years of his career were spent focused on industrial 3D Printing machinery operation, applications, training, and pre/post-sales supp... Read More →
avatar for Ronan Hayes

Ronan Hayes

Co-Founder, Reflow
Ronan Hayes is the Co-founder of Reflow, an innovative start up that delivers sustainable materials for 3D printing, through an international decentralized network of recycling and production. Ronan is a brand strategist and social entrepreneur who is passionate about the space w... Read More →
avatar for Charles Mire

Charles Mire

CEO, Structur3D Printing
Charles began his career in Texas, where he worked as a backend Unix software developer for about 10 years before deciding to switch tracks to become a scientist. He obtained a MSc in applied physics from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he gained early printing experienc... Read More →
avatar for Blake Teipel

Blake Teipel

President and CTO, Essentium Materials
Blake is predominantly responsible for providing strategic leadership for Essentium by directing the company's senior-executive team, managing organizational performance, and establishing long-range business goals, strategies, plans and policies. Blake also directly leads... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Ballroom A,B, C

9:30am

Printer and Job Management with Octoprint
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Using the open source 3D printer server package Octoprint, paired with an inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer, participants will learn how to effectively manage their printers, files and jobs in the classroom. Participants will get to setup Raspberry Pis, install Octoprint and interface with a printer. Finally, a few example scenarios and workflows will be shared to demonstrate the power of Octoprint. This hands on workshop will share practical knowledge gathered from the use of Octoprint in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes

Presenter, The Baldwin School
Ryan Barnes is the Middle School DREAM Lab Coordinator at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA.



Sunday May 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Meeting Room D

10:00am

Digital Sculpture to 3D Print
With the help of recent 3D printing technology, I was able to create a 3D print statue based on my digital work. The statue is 21" tall, including more than 90 parts, and took 800 hours of printing.

The presentation will include the following.
1. How to set up a digital sculpt model to print ready.
2. Slicing the model, adding joints/insert parts.
3. Working on multiple pieces to create complex print.

My background is from traditional sculpting, and I moved to Digital art.
I believe that this work can be a good example of the new digital art format that eventually returns to traditional form.
While I was printing this work, my focus was to gain most of the details and form from my digital piece, and I am very proud of the result. I have some more print work, and will like to submit more if it is possible.

Speakers
avatar for Insun Kwon

Insun Kwon

Presenter, Clemson University
Professor of Practice, Clemson University 2016~Current. | Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2013~2016 | Modeling TD, Rhythm & Hues Studio, 2012



Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room B

10:00am

Bluesmith: Duke University's Solution to 3D Print Job Management and Billing
Limited Capacity filling up

Bluesmith is Duke University's solution to 3D print job management and billing. Internally developed and open source, this application is available to anyone that wants to download and use it.  Bluesmith helps lab staff connect with their clients and keep track of all the file uploads and service fees that come from managing 3D printers in a collaborative setting.

Matthew Gatner (developer of Bluesmith) will talk through some of the features and design decisions behind the app, and offer a walk-through demonstration of using the app in a real-life scenario.


ATTENDEES: Please take a moment to fill out this survey to help me direct the presentation:
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Speakers
avatar for Matthew Gatner

Matthew Gatner

IT Analyst, Duke University
Matthew Gatner is a local Durham resident and software developer. He is an IT Analyst employed at Duke University's Office of Information Technology where he helps manage computer labs and printers, and develops applications to assist with OIT's customer services. He is a dedicated biker, reader, gamer, farmer, and dad. Find him... Read More →



Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Boardroom A (formerly Boardroom 1)

10:00am

Learning to 3D Print: Teaching Faculty 3D Printing at James Madison University
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session participants will explore the multiple approaches to teaching faculty 3D printing at James Madison University. Whether through an experimental sandbox experience, a scheduled workshop or a Tinker Thursday session, faculty learn everything from how to push print on a pre-made object to scanning or designing their own object. Participants will walk away with details on how these programs are set up and run.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Calcagno-Roach

Jamie Calcagno-Roach

Head of Educational Technology Instruction, James Madison University
Jamie Calcagno-Roach, M.S.Ed. Head of Educational Technology Instruction, James Madison University


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom D

10:00am

Rapid Prototyping for NASA Competitions in Higher Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Starting in the Spring of 2015, York College embarked on two separate NASA funded robotic initiatives, the Robotic Mining Competition and the NASA Swarmathon Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the recipient of two NASA funded grants, an interdisciplinary team of students and staff go head-to-head against the best engineering institutions in the country. Exploring and pushing the boundaries of robotic mining technology and programming destined for Lunar and Martian soils. 3D Printed Designs and Rapid Prototyping techniques combined with C.O.T.S (Commercial Off the Shelf Technology) derived from our research will potentially be assimilated and incorporated into mining platforms key to the future colonization of the Moon and Mars.

Initially placing 35th out of an initial group of 150, this presentation will explore the design, creation, and development of the the "non-engineering" York Astrobotics rapid development program. Using photos, video, and demos of the digital fabrication technology employed, this presentation will discover how an interdisciplinary non-engineering team from Queens NY was able to quickly compete with some of the best student engineers in the nation.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Phelps

Daniel Phelps

Presenter, CUNY, York College
Daniel Phelps is an Associate Professor of Communications Technology at York College and holds a B.A. in Mass Media Communications as well as a M.F.A. in Integrated Media Arts. His current focus of research looks to blend emerging technology, such as autonomous drones, robotics... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A

10:00am

Remaking the Past: Teaching Art History and Material Culture Through 3D Printing
Limited Capacity filling up

While 3D printing continues to rank among the most significant and quickly maturing technologies in the professional world, logistical challenges and perceived irrelevance for many fields have limited its use in the classroom. This is true even in the teaching of art history and archaeology, where frequently the materiality of objects is integral to their interpretations. Our presentation will outline the potential benefits and challenges of using 3D printed objects and 3D printing activities in the study of visual and material culture. Focusing on examples from our teaching and making work, we will consider the practice of 3D printing art historical and archaeological artefacts through the lens of well-established theories of teaching and learning such as critical making and experiential learning. In addition, the value of advances in 3D printing technology (e.g. metal and ceramic filaments) for teaching with, and about, historical objects will be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Grayburn

Jennifer Grayburn

Presenter, Temple University
Jennifer holds an M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies from the University of Iceland and a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Virginia, where she also held Praxis Fellow and Makerspace Technologist positions at the Scholars’ Lab. She is currently... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati

Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati

Presenter, Vanderbilt University
Veronica completed her Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia, where she also held a Praxis Fellowship (2013-14) and DH Fellowship (2015-16) in the Scholars' Lab. She is currently a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation at Vanderbilt University.


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room C

10:00am

Strength Comparisons of Common (and Uncommon) 3D Printing Filaments
Limited Capacity seats available

The Purdue Polytechnic Precision Measurement Lab 3D printed test coupons for impact tests, tensile tests, and torsion tests using various 3D printing filament materials. The materials tested included ABS, PLA, Bronze filled PLA, Carbon Fiber filled XT, Co-Polyester nGen, Polysmooth, and a Hemp based filament. Multiple samples of each material were then tested to determine the various strength attributes of the materials for comparison. Two batches of test coupons were tested for the Polysmooth material. One batch was tested directly after printing and the second batch was tested after it had been smoothed in a Polysher (an isopropyl mist chamber for smoothing the surface of Polysmooth printed parts).
This presentation will share the results of the testing and images of the tested parts which taken with a digital camera equipped microscope.

Conflict of Interest Statement
Dr. Padfield is not affiliated in any way with of the manufacturers of the materials tested. All material and equipment (the Polysher machine) was purchased online at the full advertised price.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Padfield

Jon Padfield

Presenter, Purdue University
Dr. Jon Padfield works in Purdue University's Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence where he teaches Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) courses. Dr. Padfield also conducts research on 3D printing and post printing treatments to increase the strength of printed parts.


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ballroom E

10:30am

Closing the Gap: 3D Printing in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Formlabs is the market leader in desktop SLA 3D printers. During this session, we will discuss the knowledge gap issue every 3D printer manufacturer faces. We will share the efforts we are undertaking to close this gap, and we will show the magic that can happen when these efforts are successful. Of special focus will be advances in medical and dental technology that we have seen and experienced when old industries adopt groundbreaking new technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Pelovitz

Jordan Pelovitz

Customer Education Lead, Formlabs
As a 3D printing teacher and 3D design expert, I love to talk about anything related to CAD and the future of education. At Formlabs I am responsible for help center content, webinars, and training videos.


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room D

10:30am

Manage Unlimited 3D Printers, Students and Files from a Single Platform
Limited Capacity seats available

Manage the entire 3D printing process from a single platform with 3DPrinterOS you have an easy-to-use interface that works across the majority of 3D Printers. Top US schools use our single-sign-on compatible platform to manage users, 3D printers, print queues, design files, and material expenses from a central platform. Feel comfortable in growing your program knowing that you won’t have to dedicate time and resources to additional training on a completely different workflow for each printer type.
- Get data reports for 3D printers, students and workgroups!
- Cost estimation & billing students
- Single sign-on Integrations
- Quick and easy deployment

Speakers
avatar for John Dogru

John Dogru

Presenter, 3DPrinterOS
John Dogru – CEO - Chief Architect, Co-Founder | 2X Startup founder, Lead Engineer at Dell, Designed Zero-time Automated Manufacturing Systems, Internal Auditor, Corporate I/T Security, Computer Sciences / Electrical Engineering, University of Texas Austin EE/CS, Cranbrook.


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom E

10:30am

Small-Scale Secrets of Nature Revealed Through 3D Printing
Limited Capacity seats available

A natural history museum exhibition currently in production focuses on functional morphology as it operates on a micro scale. Historically, tiny biological specimens have been underutilized in museum settings, primarily due to the difficulty of displaying them. Optical magnification equipment is costly and prone to damage. One visitor examining a specimen can obscure viewing by others in the gallery. Visitors often have a bias favoring three-dimensional objects over two-dimensional images which limits the appeal of microphotographs.

Combining micro-CT scanning with 3D printing has solved these problems and enabled this domain to be explored like never before. (Several 3D printed macro models from the exhibit will be available for examination during this presentation.)

To test responses to features produced with this technique and to evaluate exhibit content, outreach to various groups including elementary, middle school and high school students, science teacher associations, and museum professionals has been undertaken over the past two years. These interactions suggest that this technique is a very effective tool for creating visually engaging and tactile models of otherwise inaccessible anatomical and morphological features that have utility in both formal and informal educational settings.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Holland

Michael Holland

Presenter, Michael Holland Productions
Michael has worked in and for natural history museums for over two decades, mainly creating dinosaur paleontology exhibit features (currently at the Smithsonian Institution). Being essentially a kind of science illustrator, 3D printing quickly caught his interest as another means... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A

10:30am

Visualizing the Past Into the Present and Future
Limited Capacity seats available

In addition to wood, clay and paint, in recent years 3D printing has become a basic material at the City and Country School in New York City. Exploration with this technology is giving our students a new dimension in modeling their ideas and actualizing their designs. See how 5th and 6th graders at our school are using 3D printing to make meaningful connections with their social studies curricula. Student projects to be discussed include: Mesopotamian themed cylinder seals, Medieval wax seals, movable type for the school’s 19th century printing press, Viking themed chess pieces and Renaissance architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Klapper

Ian Klapper

Presenter, City and Country School
Ian Klapper is the Technology Integrator at the City and Country School in New York City, New York.


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

10:30am

Exploring 3D Design Software and Best Practices
A panel of digital fabrication professional designers share experiences introducing desktop 3D printers into challenging, high-profile projects with clients and collaborators. We will start with a discussion of the state of this desktop technology in the current professional marketplace, and the software and fabrication strategies that these experts use to keep their projects afloat. We will then explore the evolving role of this ever changing technology in the design studio, how this class of tool helps (and hinders) communication with clients unfamiliar with design for manufacturing best practices, and what educators (and their career-minded students) can bring into the classroom, suggested by how these professionals invent and iterate 3D projects.

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin

Director of Community, North America, Ultimaker
Matthew Griffin is the Director of Community for Ultimaker North America. He is currently finishing a lecture series on 3D Printing Hardware for Coursera, a book on design for 3D printing, and is a writer, teacher, and consultant covering topics such as 3D Printing, electronics hobbyists, and more. He has taught Digital Fabrication at Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA). He has been a regular contributor to MAKE Magazine including the annual Make: Ultimate Guide to 3DP series. Previously, he was community manager at Makerbot Industries and Director of Community... Read More →

Speakers
MB

Matthew Borgatti

Matthew Borgatti is Lead Scientist at Super-Releaser, the soft systems design lab. At Super-Releaser, he's developed spacesuit component prototypes, compliant structures for human/drone interaction, and proof-of-concept design patterns for universal soft exoskeletons. He is deepl... Read More →
avatar for Sean Charlesworth

Sean Charlesworth

3D Printing & Fabrication Specialist, Adam Savage's Tested
Sean is a regular contributor to Adam Savage's Tested where he uses digital modeling and 3D printing to bring projects to life - like making a working Ghostbusters Ghost Trap or a custom Lightsaber. He handles 3D Printing equipment reviews and tries to do a deep-dive into the p... Read More →
avatar for Michael Curry

Michael Curry

Speaker
Michael is a Kansas City based Architect, Designer, and Evangelist. He has designed projects ranging from sports stadiums to robotic petting zoo chickens and everything in between. A cofounder of the MakerBot Design Studio, Michael created much of 3d printed content used in MakerBot Industries marketing efforts, public appearances, retail stores, and partnerships. Since leaving Makerbot he has created projects for with Autodesk, Formlabs, Maker Media, Wiley Publishing, and... Read More →
avatar for Darlene Farris-LaBar

Darlene Farris-LaBar

Presenter, East Stroudsburg University
Darlene Farris-LaBar, a Professor of Art + Design at East Stroudsburg University. She has a MFA from SUNY, Purchase College, a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an AAS in Digital Media Arts from College of Technology NYC. Her art requires research through environme... Read More →
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Eric Schimelpfenig

Presenter, DigitallyFabbed.com
Eric started his career designing architectural millwork, furniture and cabinetry. After many years working for wood shops and cabinetry showrooms he founded SketchThis.net with the goal of making it easier for designers to use technology in their businesses. | | He has worked... Read More →
avatar for Laura Taalman

Laura Taalman

Presenter, James Madison University
Dr. Laura Taalman is a Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University, and author of nine books on topics ranging from Calculus to Sudoku. She has consulted for 3D printing companies Ultimaker, Shapeways, and MakerBot, and is the founder of JMU 3SPACE, the first general-education 3D printing classroom in the country. Dr. Taalman blogs about 3D printing at MakerHome and Hacktastic, has designed and shared hundreds of 3D models in the 3D-printing community (where she is known as... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom A,B, C

10:30am

Getting Started with Inquiry-Based STEM & Digital Fabrication
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ready for your students to imagine, construct, create and innovate with 3D printing? Not sure where to begin? Join us for a nuts and bolts maker session of active learning. We’ll cover methodology and pedagogy of digital fabrication and learning for the K12 classroom. You’ll have hands-on experience with 3D printers and scanners and have the opportunity to explore other digital tools of the STEM Maker Lab including coding, robotics, circuitry and electronics, micro-controllers, augmented and virtual reality, and invention kits. Get ready to integrate 3D printing and other digital tools with your own curriculum!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Wells

Susan Wells

Founder, TechTerra
I am an educator, innovator and pioneer in the field of mobile learning. For 30 years, I served as a Principal, Administrator, Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Public Speaker and Educational Consultant. I planned and carried out the first school-wide 1:1 deployment of iPod touch... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room B

11:00am

3D Printing and Digital Fabrication in the Design Classroom
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In this presentation, 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication in a Design Curriculum, participants will come away with new ideas for using 3D printing and scanning in a design thinking paradigm.The foci will be on Charter High School of Architecture and Design’s working relationship with Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.The Penn Museum and CHAD students have been working closely since last year to 3D scan and print artifacts from their permanent collection so that visually impaired students and guests can enjoy the museum using replicas that are able to be handled and used in the museum and in the field.The presentation will also discuss the use of design thinking in reference to digital fabrication and 3D printing in a design curriculum.Several projects will be referenced such as a Community Chess set, TurtleArt, and other maker-based design thinking curricula.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Sweeney

Christopher Sweeney

Presenter, Charter High School for Architecture and Design
Christopher Sweeney is a Design teacher at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia.He most recently received the 2016 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the Year, also becoming a 2016 Ultimaker Pioneer.He also... Read More →



Sunday May 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Ballroom D

11:00am

A Digital Design and Fabrication Approach to Pedagogical and Curricular Exploration in Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
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At the intersection of digital fabrication technologies, human-centered design practices, and constructivist orientations to domain-related thinking and learning, students and teachers are afforded a host of expanded possibilities. As education researchers exploring how these technologies might be used to engage students and teachers in new learning experiences, we hypothesized that a digital design and fabrication approach to pedagogical, technological and curricular exploration aligns with the kind of progressive, inquiry-oriented pedagogy we aim to cultivate in K-12 teachers. Moreover, we anticipated that this engagement would diversify pathways for them to understand the complex challenges of teaching and learning, prepare them for a STEAM-infused changing world, and support the development of their 21st Century skills. In this presentation, we will facilitate a discussion about the potential of digital design and fabrication experiences within teacher preparation and professional development and share findings from our research into design practices we created for pre-service and in-service teachers. We’ll also share we’ve learned about the knowledge these teachers bring to bear on their design work and the implications for their pedagogy. We draw on these findings to suggest the promise of a digital design and fabrication experience within teacher preparation and professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Greenstein

Steven Greenstein

Presenter, Montclair State University
Steven Greenstein is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Montclair State University. Through his research he aims to democratize access to authentic mathematical activity that honors the diversity of children’s mathematical thinking, that nurtures intellectual ag... Read More →
avatar for Justin Olmanson

Justin Olmanson

Higher Ed Instructor/Professor, UNL
Justin Olmanson is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. His research focuses on the design, integration, and use of technology for: making new forms of expression possible, overcoming barriers to expression, and reducing the vi... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room C

11:30am

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Lizabeth Arum

Lizabeth Arum

Construct3D Co-chair, Ultimaker North America
Lizabeth Arum, an artist, tinkerer and educator, is Ultimaker’s North American Education Community Strategist. She works with educators to help them incorporate 3D printing into their curricula.  She received a BFA from Cooper Union, an MPS from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), was... Read More →
avatar for Chip Bobbert

Chip Bobbert

Digital Media & Emerging Technologies Engineer, Duke University
Engineer. Tinkerer. Husband. Father. Duke.


Sunday May 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A,B, C

12:15pm

CoLab Studio Tour
Come see the CoLab Studio in Duke's Technology Engagement Center.  Duke Staffers will be opening the doors 30 minutes prior to the popular Rhino and Fusion 360 workshops that will also be happening in the same facility.  The recently renovated studio houses sixty-five digital fab systems including 3D printers, laser cutters and milling machines and serves as Duke’s makerspace.  This walk in tour is a great opportunity to poke around and get ideas for your own campus spaces or meet Duke staff members responsible for managing the facility.

Limited seating will be available on shuttles to assist people transiting back and forth from the JB Duke Hotel.  The facility is located on Duke’s west campus at 12 Telecom Drive, Durham NC 27708 for users choosing to walk here from the hotel.  For walkers and selfie opportunities, you will pass through the lovely West Campus and in front of the iconic Duke University Chapel on your way to and from the conference venue.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Bobbert

Chip Bobbert

Digital Media & Emerging Technologies Engineer, Duke University
Engineer. Tinkerer. Husband. Father. Duke.


Sunday May 7, 2017 12:15pm - 1:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708

1:00pm

1:00pm

Get Started with Fusion 360
Limited Capacity filling up

So you might know the basics of CAD or be an expert but do you know Autodesk Fusion 360? Learn how to get started with this tool in your classroom. Join Autodesk as we walk you through the following:

  • Basics of Fusion 360 – How to get started
  • How to leverage the teams function to allow collaboration for your class or student groups
  •  Let’s get hands on with creating some hinges!

This hands-on session with be fast but guided by the attendees! We can adjust to make it the best session for you so come prepared with questions to get what you need to be successful in your classroom, maker space or lab.

Important note: Please bring a laptop and if you can, download and install Fusion360. Here's the link: http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview . You just need to click the “download free trial” button.  It’s a bit of a misnomer – it’s the full software. I like to use a mouse with CAD programs, but that's up to you. 


Speakers
MA

Mike Alcazaren

Mike, an Autodesk Education Program Manager, is a graduate of University at Buffalo (ME, AE ’12). As a Program Manager on Autodesk's Education team, Mike works with post-secondary institutions to integrate Autodesk's design tools into classrooms and on design teams. In addition... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708

1:00pm

UNC Chapel Hill – BeAM Makerspace Tours

BeAM@Carolina is a growing network of makerspaces where the UNC community comes together in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship and recreation.   Open without charge to all UNC students, faculty, and staff; BeAM (Be A Maker) has become a prominent force in breaking down the proverbial siloed walls of academia.  We offer open studios, training workshops, host classes and group activities in spaces equipped with a wide range of digital and conventional fabrication technologies.  General information: beam.unc.edu and library.unc.edu/makerspace/

Where:  BeAM@Murray Hall and BeAM@Kenan Science Library --  Point your GPS to 100 South Rd., Chapel Hill, NC and look for the Construct3D/BeAM signs.  Parking is free on weekends.  Follow the wayfinding signs into Murray Hall.  We will be offering small group tours on a rolling basis so please drop by Murray when you are able and then stroll over to Venable Hall G301 (across the courtyard and down one level) to see their design and modeling center, co-working and makerspaces, and the handcrafted UNC Periodic Table of the Elements.

 


Sunday May 7, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
BeAM@Murray Hall 100 South Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

1:00pm

From Basics to Expert – Transitioning from Tinkercad to Fusion 360
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you a beginner in 3D design or an expert? Looking to bring new skills into your classroom to hold the attention from your students? Join Autodesk as we walk you through the following:

  • Basics of Tinkercad – How to get started quickly and engage your students
  • CAD, Move and Blink – Sneak preview of a SUPER top secret feature in Tinkercad
  • Got the Basics now what – How to make the transition from Tinkercad to Fusion 360
  • Getting advanced with cool easy to use features in Fusion 360

This hands-on session with be fast but directed by the audience, prepare to answer questions and get what you need to be successful in your classrooms!


Speakers
JH

John Helfen

Autodesk educator John Helfen trains the trainers. He helps Autodesk evaluate and approve other instructors. | | John Helfen has been with Autodesk for 15 years in roles including product support, technical marketing, and product management. Currently part of the Autodesk Educat... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708

2:00pm

ShopBot Tools Training
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Take 3D design files and machine them with subtractive technologies. In this workshop, participants will import 3D design files (.stl or .objformat) into Vectric CAD/CAM software and prepare them for machining in wood, foam or plastics. We’ll talk bits, feeds, speeds, and toolpathing strategies.Topics of discussion will include how to integrate digital fabrication (additive and subtractive) with Common Core, NGSS and Project-Based Learning. THIS EVENT IS OFF SITE:  Transportation – Join the carpool sign up for the tour and stay for the training, or come on your own. We’ll get make arrangements to get you back to the JB Duke Center or to the airport after the training if you need a ride.

Sunday May 7, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
ShopBot Tools,Inc

4:00pm

CoLab Studio Tour
Come see the CoLab Studio in Duke's Technology Engagement Center.  Duke Staffers will be opening the doors 30 minutes prior to the popular Rhino and Fusion 360 workshops that will also be happening in the same facility.  The recently renovated studio houses sixty-five digital fab systems including 3D printers, laser cutters and milling machines and serves as Duke’s makerspace.  This walk in tour is a great opportunity to poke around and get ideas for your own campus spaces or meet Duke staff members responsible for managing the facility.

Limited seating will be available on shuttles to assist people transiting back and forth from the JB Duke Hotel.  The facility is located on Duke’s west campus at 12 Telecom Drive, Durham NC 27708 for users choosing to walk here from the hotel.  For walkers and selfie opportunities, you will pass through the lovely West Campus and in front of the iconic Duke University Chapel on your way to and from the conference venue.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Bobbert

Chip Bobbert

Digital Media & Emerging Technologies Engineer, Duke University
Engineer. Tinkerer. Husband. Father. Duke.


Sunday May 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Technology Engagement Center 2 Telecom Drive Durham, NC 27708