3D Printing for the Bioscience Classroom
July 12-14, 2018
Course Directors: Mark Hoelzer, Mike Warden and Tim Herman
For the first time ever, advances in 3D Printing technology have made these amazing machines affordable for high school technology/science/engineering departments. But how do you get started? What can they do? How do they work? And what types of educational activities benefit the most from access to 3D printing technology?
All these questions and more will be covered in this intensive three day workshop, designed to get your students building unique and personalized physical models of proteins and other molecular structures!
The CBM has long been a leader in using 3D printing technology to create meaningful educational experiences for science and STEM education. With this new workshop, the ability to create customized physical models of molecular structures becomes directly available to you. . . and, more importantly, to your students!
A $450 workshop fee covers the cost of:
- The course notebook – 3D Printing for the Bioscience Classroom. This notebook is a compilation of many materials ranging from the history of 3D printing, the use of Jmol to design protein models, the nitty gritty of running a variety of printers, and suggestions for how this technology can be used to engage your students in active learning.
- Physical Models and validated 3D Files – including proteins, small molecules and nano-structures.
- Introduction to the software and instructional materials needed to get your students designing models that can be used in your classroom.
- Most importantly - a lifetime membership in a community of innovative educators committed to making the molecular world come alive for their students.
A very limited number of scholarships are available for those with identified need. Applications for scholarships are available on request. Contact Tim Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Community of Professional Educators
Teachers in this program will be encouraged to become active participants in a professional community of educators - committed to documenting the impact of their classroom innovations on student learning, and to sharing the results of that education research with others.
Course materials will be explicitly related to current Next Gen Science Standards, with a special emphasis on modeling - both as an authentic practice of science and as an important facilitator of student learning.
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