On the back of a successful roll out of 600 free 3D printers globally during 2018, the GE Additive Education Program is open again for applications. EduKits is pleased to help share the news of this program which opens the doors for many students to gain experience with additive technology who without such a program may not otherwise have that opportunity.

The program is open to schools globally, and last year Australia’s dedication to STEM learning was recognised with 103 schools benefiting from the program.

What the program does is provide schools with hardware (3D printer and rolls of filament), software (including a range of learning and Tinkercad software from Autodesk) and relevant curriculum to deliver learning experiences using 3D printing across science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics subject areas.

Applying for the program is a process that will take approximately 2 hours. Applications are reviewed with selections based on a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Geography.
  • Leaders. Preference to schools that commit to drive student access, engagement and to showcase student & classroom works on the GE Polar Cloud platform.
  • Talent. Preference to schools that commit to participate in Program Challenges and other Program activities aimed to reward student and classroom performance.
  • Potential. Preference to schools that lack 3D printing equipment but have a strong commitment to STEM and the resources necessary to drive student access and engagement on the platform.

Applications for the program close on 1 April 2019. Your school can submit it’s application via GE’s website at https://geaep.polar3d.com/

This is a fantastic opportunity for schools, and a great initiative by GE Additive. EduKits is happy to further support schools and teachers with access to some of our free classroom 3D printing resources.

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