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past launches additive manufacturing summer institute

PAST Launches Additive Manufacturing Summer Institute

The following article was in the Columbus Dispatch on June 27, 2018. This article was also featured in the Association for Career and Technology Education Newsletter.

Program gives students chance to learn 3D, computer design

By Shannon Gilchrist
The Columbus Dispatch
June 27, 2018

“A dozen teenagers from across central Ohio walked into camp almost a month ago, knowing little to nothing about computer-aided design or 3D printing.

And yet there they were Tuesday at the PAST Innovation Lab on Kinnear Road on the Northwest Side, sitting at tables with their printed resin prototypes — their fourth, or fifth, or sixth attempt at designing a product to be used by a real-life client with a challenge to overcome.

The Additive Manufacturing Summer Institute is a new high-tech camp this summer for high-schoolers, run jointly by Columbus State Community College and the nonprofit PAST Foundation. It’s designed to create a pathway for teens to earn a degree in this area and maybe a career. The camp, which runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. five days a week for a month, is being paid for by a three-year grant for more than $800,000 from the National Science Foundation. Each student earned a full scholarship that paid for their participation.”

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