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UNICEF Innovation Summit and The aNYThing Conference: 3D Printing and the Future of Education
UNICEF Innovation Summit and The aNYThing Conference: 3D Printing and the Future of Education

This past week I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the first UNICEF Innovation Summit. Start Up to Scale Up: Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit was held in Helsinki, Finland. Comprised of tech and impact innovators from around the world we were hosted in the gorgeous Finlandia Hall for two days of panels, presentations and discussions about the future of tech in the lives of children around the world...

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3D printing the universe for the visually impaired
3D printing the universe for the visually impaired

Whether the wonders of the universe interest you or not, it's hard to deny that it's amazing to be able to see the planets through a telescope, or even just photos. Unfortunately, for those who are visually impaired it's not that easy. Recently, a new campaign launched to develop a program that will use 3D prints to teach astronomy and astrophysics to visually impaired students...

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Shapeways Global Meetups in Athens, Greece
Shapeways Global Meetups in Athens, Greece

On Oct 2nd, 2015 Shapeways hosted it's 4th community meetup in Athens, Greece with the Athens School of Fine Arts. The Meetup took place at the amazing Circuits and Currents Project Space where local designers, students,  and academics, including members from the Museum of Paleontology all came together to participate in the Shapeways Athens meetup...

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Shapeways Education Grant:
Up to $1000 to Realize Your Idea

Contest Prize

Are you a student pushing the boundaries of 3D printing? Are you experimenting with new applications for 3D printing and design, engaging your creativity and pushing materials to their limits?

Now accepting grant applications until November 15, 2015! Submit application materials to education@shapeways.com

The team at Shapeways is excited to support the next generation of 3D printing innovation through our Education Grant Program. Twice a year Shapeways will award printing credit, up to $1000 in value, to select student projects that expand, enhance and push the boundaries of 3D printing.

How to submit:

    Send an email to education@shapeways.com with the following:
  • You contact information, including name, email, phone number, and university affiliation.
  • A 1-page resume. If working on a group project please include the resume all group members.
  • A 500 word project description that includes the project concept, how you plan to execute it, scope and goals and objectives.
  • A 250 word statement of interest that addresses the following: how does this project push the boundaries of 3D design and printing; how will support from Shapeways help this project achieve its potential; and how will this project impact your studies and your career?
  • Up to five work samples including examples of past work, renders or prototypes for the current projects. Submit files in one compressed folder as high quality jpgs.
  • Make sure have a Shapeways account registered with a valid student email address

You must be a current student at an accredited university enrolled in a degree program. If you applying with a group project select a member from your group to represent you in the application process. You must register for an account with a university email address on Shapeways.com. You must submit all requested materials by the final application date. The Shapeways Education Grant call for applications close on November 15 and March 15. Notification will be by email 2 weeks after the deadline.



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