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To attend a symposium at FSU on 3-d printing, described below:
Florida State University presents an exploration of 3D printing technologies and research for students, teachers, innovators and entrepreneurs. From creating product prototypes, to manufacturing custom parts and products, from generating architectural models, to creating ceramics and sculpture, from producing fashion apparel and jewelry, to printing artificial limbs and generating replacement organs from stem cells, 3D printing is impacting every industry and research interest. Stacking Layers II digs deep into 3D printing applications with an exploration of the impact of additive manufacturing on industry and the marketplace, a look at the technology that brought the world first 3D-printed car, NASA's research on 3D printing buildings on the moon from moon dust using autonomous robots, Bio-3D Printing, using cells, biologics and/or biomaterials as building blocks to fabricate personalized 3D structures or functional in vitro biological models, 3D printing open source, custom, microfuidic lab equipment, and much more.
My goal is to learn how to incorporate lessons using the 3-d printer more deeply into the curriculum

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Stacking Layers 2, A 3-d Printing Conference

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School:
Osceola Middle School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Krista Wilson 
Students Impacted:
110 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
February 16, 2015

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The Pinellas Education Foundation - $653.68

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To attend a symposium at FSU on 3-d printing, described below:
Florida State University presents an exploration of 3D printing technologies and research for students, teachers, innovators and entrepreneurs. From creating product prototypes, to manufacturing custom parts and products, from generating architectural models, to creating ceramics and sculpture, from producing fashion apparel and jewelry, to printing artificial limbs and generating replacement organs from stem cells, 3D printing is impacting every industry and research interest. Stacking Layers II digs deep into 3D printing applications with an exploration of the impact of additive manufacturing on industry and the marketplace, a look at the technology that brought the world first 3D-printed car, NASA's research on 3D printing buildings on the moon from moon dust using autonomous robots, Bio-3D Printing, using cells, biologics and/or biomaterials as building blocks to fabricate personalized 3D structures or functional in vitro biological models, 3D printing open source, custom, microfuidic lab equipment, and much more.
My goal is to learn how to incorporate lessons using the 3-d printer more deeply into the curriculum 

 

What will be done with my students

So far, I have used the 3-d printer with the 8th grade students to design/print fins for solid fuel rockets. The students then test the rockets to see which one goes the highest. I have also used the printer to print a model shark to use as a reward for "Shark Week", where students studied food webs.
I would like to attend ten conference sessions and network with professionals at the conference to develop two unit lessons with students that are highly engaging, and that help them understand the career applications influenced by 3-d printing. I hope to compile a list of career opportunities and share with AVID students. The specific lessons generated will be detailed in a report after the conference. I hope to see some biology applications that will be appropriate for 7th and 8th grade students as this is a topic that is hard to integrate into STEM lessons. 

 

Benefits to my students

Students are highly motivated when given the opportunity to use the 3-d software and printer. They absolutely love it. By attending the conference, I will be able to learn new ways to use the printer to keep students engaged. Currently, I have one great lesson that I do with 8th graders. 

 

Describe the Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds. About 58% of the students are on free/reduced lunch. Some of the students struggle with reading comprehension and need extra reading classes to help them. Our school has an AVID program, which is designed to give emotional and academic support to students who traditionally might have not planned to go to college. This program allows students to explore career options throughout the year. 

 

Budget Narrative

The cost of the conference is $250 for two days. The cost for a substitute teachers is $90/day for two days which is $180. The mileage is 233 miles each way from Dunedin to Tallahassee, so round trip would be 466 miles. The state reimbursement rate is 0.48/mile, so the total would be $223.68.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 conference registration $250.00
2 substitute teacher (2 days) $180.00
3 transportation (466mi @.48/mile) $223.68
  Total: $653.68

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