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RCC’s 3D Lab Hosts High School Students from Clarkstown North and South

RCC’s 3D Lab Hosts High School Students from Clarkstown North and South

RCC’s 3D Printing Smart Lab hosts high school students from Clarkstown North and South.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: January 28, 2016
CONTACT: Maralin Roffino
845-574-4244
mroffino@sunyrockland.edu

 

RCC’s 3D Lab Hosts High School Students from Clarkstown North and South

 

Ramapo- Students from Clarkstown North and South High Schools experienced 3D printing first-hand earlier this month when they participated in workshops at RCC’s 3D Printing Smart Lab at the Haverstraw Center. Part of RCC’s STEM Exploratory Research Program, the project, made possible in part by funding through a grant from AT&T Aspire, provides students with unique hands-on experiences designed to build their STEM interest and skills through research projects utilizing 3D technology.


Students attended the following programs: Career and College Opportunities in the World of 3D; A Hands-On Look at Design Software for 3D; 3D Design, Prototyping, and Production; and Developing Your Creativity in 3D. The stimulating hands-on workshops introduced 3D technologies, opportunities in STEM careers, and RCC degree programs including Engineering, CAD (Computer Assisted Design), Graphic Design and Automotive Technology.

 

Matthew Schuchman, STEAM Curriculum Coordinator for Clarkstown School Districts said, “It is extremely important for students to see the practical applications of any subject they are studying, and the potential future they may have in those disciplines. Today's students are living in a world with a complete integration of technology in their everyday lives. Using 3D modelling and production gives them the opportunity to be creators and innovators rather than just consumers of future products. Schuchman went on to say that, “Already, several students have commented on how their visit to the SMART lab has changed their choice of courses for next year.”

 

Professor Saeed Safaie presented the Career and College Opportunities in the World of 3D workshops to the HS students. Safaie, who teaches mathematics, physics and engineering at RCC, is very enthusiastic about inspiring the next generation, feeling that STEM studies, particularly higher math, “are vitally important for the future of our country.”