This engaging, hands-on workshop is designed to equip todays educators (elementary through post-high school) with the skills they need to implement 3D printing and CAD (Computer Aided Design) into their classrooms. Participants will be exposed to state-of-the-art 3D printing technology. These workshops place an emphasis on teaching participants real world, classroom-applicable skills through hands-on exercises, group projects, and talks/tours of current LLNL 3D printing research.

Workshop 1: This 3-day workshop provides a crash course in 3D printing and basic CAD techniques. Participants can expect to leave with a solid understanding of what 3D printing and CAD are, and why these modern STEM tools belong in the classroom. No prior experience required!

Workshop 2: This 5-day workshop covers all aspects of applying 3D printing technology in the classroom. Participants will become intimately familiar with the set-up, operation, and troubleshooting of 3D printers. Grant-writing, curriculum suggestions, 2D laser cutters, advanced CAD techniques and the engineering design process will also be covered. Participants can expect to leave fully equipped to implement a 3D printing program. Successful completion of level 1 is required for this workshop.

Workshop 1: June 11-13, 2018, Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Workshop 2: June 18-22, 2018, Time: 8:30am-3:30pm