Stratasys is helping young people prepare for a STEM career.
3D printing giant Stratasys is working to prepare students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, manufacturing) careers by helping them access the latest technologies.
The STEM Academy - a US-wide non-profit status organisation dedicated to improving STEM literacy for all young people - announced this week (March 13th) that it is joining forces with Stratasys to advocate for best of class STEM programming.
The partnership introduced Stratasys 3D printers into The STEM Academy curriculum to enrich students' preparation for internships and careers.
Incorporating Stratasys 3D printers into STEM education gives young people the chance to print their designs into actual 3D objects. And in addition to enhancing the learning experience, 3D printing technology also allows students to build a work portfolio while still in high school, better preparing them for when they apply for internships and advancing their careers upon completion of their education.
Chief executive officer of the STEM Academy Russell Mickelson commented: "The manifestation of true STEM education is students solving open-ended problems.
"It is this critical thinking capability which elevates testing results. When true STEM education practice incorporates 21st century real-world application, students are prepared to compete in the global economy. Partnering with global leader Stratasys will allow the schools we serve the opportunity to provide students with unique, real-world 21st century experiences in the classroom."
The STEM Academy's deal with Stratasys is its latest partnership with an industry-leading organisation that is committed to the implementation of STEM education. The college has previously joined forces with global software leader Solidworks and global precision machining leader MasterCAM.
Stratasys education prorgamme manager Jesse Roitenberg commented: "We see a growing importance of STEM education for our future workforce. The STEM Academy represents high quality programming and we look forward to partnering with them to further the mission of STEM education."