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Shapeways Educational Discount for 3D Printing on a Student Budget


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I have a school email address ending with .sch.uk can I use this? I am 16 and currently go to a secondary school in the UK
#1 Alex Maund (Homepage) on 2013-04-11 18:46 (Reply)
Hi Alex,

Thanks for your comment, all feedback is greatly appreciated.

Unfortunately at this point we only enable .edu email adresses but if you fill out your details you will be notified when we enable your school, hopefully very soon.

https://docs.google.com/a/shapeways.com/forms/d/1eWMaXB9THkejyIbfh0XQvCAtjMPMner6VsxttqcIfRg/viewform
#2 Duann on 2013-04-11 18:55 (Reply)
Dont have a .edu either, all students from the Technical university of Delft dont.
We have ...@student.tudelft.nl, please include this in the next update!
(I'v filled in the form you link to Duann)
#3 Thomas on 2013-04-11 19:01 (Reply)
my college email ends with @owl.ucc.edu and when i try to send the activation email i get a yellow bar with an alert _/!_ symbol in it and nothing comes up in my email
is it because there are multiple extentions to the address?
#4 matthew katzenstein on 2013-04-11 19:06 (Reply)
Oh no!!!

I will check with the dev team to see if there is any issues with that.
#5 Duann on 2013-04-11 19:21 (Reply)
Thanks Thomas,

The more people that fill out that for the more incentive to activate more domains.

Please forward this to your entire school and we will get this activated sooner than later. (Yes, the entire school)
#6 Duann on 2013-04-11 19:23 (Reply)
Forwarding a service that isn't functional yet isn't verry effective in my opinion.

When @student.tudelft.nl is available (should be easy to confirm its student adres from your eindhoven office) ill post this on IDE facebook group of Industrial design engineering TuDelft.
#7 Thomas on 2013-04-11 19:29 (Reply)
Thanks Thomas,

I have passed on your opinion to our product team.
#8 Duann on 2013-04-11 19:34 (Reply)
unimelb.edu.au doesn't count as an edu address?
#9 Henry Segerman (Homepage) on 2013-04-11 23:36 (Reply)
Awesome!
But what if I replace my email under my shapeways account settings with an edu email? Would that work too?
#10 Tom Busscher (Homepage) on 2013-04-12 04:48 (Reply)
Aw man! Ordered nearly €400 worth of prototypes in the last month... could have done with this earlier :-(

Also, I'm at university in UK, we only use .ac.uk email addresses.
#11 Nick on 2013-04-12 13:58 (Reply)
Is this valid for elementary and high school students?
#12 Callum on 2013-04-12 20:21 (Reply)
Does retrofitting our accounts with an .edu address work as well? Wish I would have known this sooner. I have been registered with my personal email for 3 years now.
#13 js on 2013-04-12 21:49 (Reply)
The same problem for RMIT.
I'm a student at RMIT Melbourne and all our e-mails end with .edu.au

P.S. Love your work Henry. I've been following your channel on youtube for a few months now.
#14 Robert Jeffery on 2013-04-14 00:35 (Reply)
Thanks Robert!
#15 Henry Segerman (Homepage) on 2013-04-14 09:39 (Reply)
Looks like only US schools have an address in edu, right ?
Do you plan something for people elsewhere in the world ?
#16 Francesco De Comité (Homepage) on 2013-04-15 06:35 (Reply)
Thanks,

I know that dropbox.com has a database with known educational extensions and with registering they instantly know what institution your studying at.
Might be good to work on such a datatase with the users imput?

And I have another question, what if you are alredy registered with another account?
#17 Thomas on 2013-04-15 08:33 (Reply)
Seems like Shapeways opened up a whole can of worms with this one...

"Only U.S. postsecondary institutions that are institutionally accredited by an agency on the U.S. Department of Education's list of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies (see recognized accrediting bodies) may obtain an Internet name in the .edu domain. These include both "Regional Institutional Accrediting Agencies" and "National Institutional and Specialized Accrediting Bodies" recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Note that institutional accreditation is required for .edu eligibility; program accreditation is not sufficient. Not all agencies accredit institutions. Some accredit only institutions, some accredit only programs, and others accredit both institutions and programs."
#18 Glenn (Homepage) on 2013-04-15 13:11 (Reply)
Hi Thomas, you can change you current account to an .edu address then register that account as an edu account.

Please do pass on this URL to other students and teachers at your school.

https://docs.google.com/a/shapeways.com/forms/d/1eWMaXB9THkejyIbfh0XQvCAtjMPMner6VsxttqcIfRg/viewform

The more people who register here the sooner it will become available to more domains.

Thank you for your interest and help.
#19 Duann on 2013-04-17 18:37 (Reply)
Hi Robert,

I know RMIT has the MOST AMAZING digital fabrication facility in the southern hemisphere. I was green with envy when I saw it.

Anyway, please do pass on this URL to other students and teachers at your school.

https://docs.google.com/a/shapeways.com/forms/d/1eWMaXB9THkejyIbfh0XQvCAtjMPMner6VsxttqcIfRg/viewform

The more people who register here the sooner it will become available to Aussie students.
#20 Duann on 2013-04-17 18:44 (Reply)
Hi Glenn,

This was a can of worms we were expecting and are prepared for, we just needed to gauge interest and use this feedback to allocate resources to make this happen.

The more people that go to http://www.shapeways.com/education/ and enter their domain in the spreadsheet via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eWMaXB9THkejyIbfh0XQvCAtjMPMner6VsxttqcIfRg/viewform the sooner we will integrate it.

I know it is not optimal, but please pass this on to all students and educators so that we can get this spread beyond the US as soon as possible.

Thanks again
#21 Duann on 2013-04-17 18:51 (Reply)
Hi Francesco,

Some schools have edu.au or edu.uk that we should have live very soon. for all others the more people that go to http://www.shapeways.com/education/ and enter their domain in the spreadsheet via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eWMaXB9THkejyIbfh0XQvCAtjMPMner6VsxttqcIfRg/viewform the sooner we will integrate it.

Please pass this on to everyone you know to make it happen as soon as possible.

Thanks for you interest.
#22 Duann on 2013-04-17 18:54 (Reply)
Hey Tom,

That will work if you update the email in your account then register on the education page, we have only just enabled this discount so you have not missed out on this.

Please do pass on the details to everyone you know to http://www.shapeways.com/education/ and enter their domain in the spreadsheet via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eWMaXB9THkejyIbfh0XQvCAtjMPMner6VsxttqcIfRg/viewform the more people that register the sooner we will integrate it.

Thanks
#23 Duann on 2013-04-17 19:01 (Reply)
This discount is for all students with an .edu email address.

If your school does not have an .edu address please go to http://www.shapeways.com/education/ and enter yourdomain in the spreadsheet via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eWMaXB9THkejyIbfh0XQvCAtjMPMner6VsxttqcIfRg/viewform and ask your fellow students to do the same, the more people who register, the sooner we will integrate it.
#24 Duann on 2013-04-17 19:03 (Reply)
Hey Nick,

We have just launched this as a new discount.

If your school does not have an .edu address please go to http://www.shapeways.com/education/ and enter yourdomain in the spreadsheet via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eWMaXB9THkejyIbfh0XQvCAtjMPMner6VsxttqcIfRg/viewform and ask your fellow students to do the same, the more people who register, the sooner we will integrate it.

Thanks
#25 Duann on 2013-04-17 19:04 (Reply)
Yes, that will work.
#26 Duann on 2013-04-17 19:04 (Reply)

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