While colleges and universities have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.
Student teams in a 10-week class at Stanford University's School of Engineering build a drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle, then compete with one another to use it.
Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.
Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers thanks to a $15 million grant from NASA.
Dassault Systèmes has released Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.
NASA's Office of Education has selected 35 space grant consortia to share in more than $17.3 million in grants designed to improve student and instructor engagement in science, technology, engineering and math education at community and technical colleges.
Florida Polytechnic University is developing a new supercomputing center to support education and research in emerging technology.
The National Science Teachers Association has kicked off its 2014 Teacher Awards Program, with 20 different awards for more than 50 teachers at stake.
Airwolf 3D has started shipping a new entry-level 3D printer that comes in around $2,300 and boasts a build envelope of 1,100 cubic inches.
Raytheon will contribute $3 million and perhaps as much as $5 million over the next 10 years to establish a new research facility at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.