Modfab partners with ME Program in Hunter to Upskill Students in STEM skills using 3D Printing & CAD
Modfab is proud to continue their collaboration with the ME Program, RDA Hunter since 2015. In 2015, Modfab successfully trained teachers and provided 3d printers for the Mini Me Program. The training being delivered was a 1 Day 3D Printing & CAD: STEM to STREAHMD (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, History, Maths and Disability) course, accredited by BOSTES at proficient teacher standards ensuring 7 hours of registered professional development upon successful completion. Since its inception in 2013, Modfab has trained in excess of 280 teachers from primary school, high school and TAFE.
3D Printing is proving to be one of the most adaptable and innovative technologies of the 21st century, with diverse applications spanning medicine, engineering, art, design and even the domestic realm. This evolving technology is also being used in the education sector, transforming the STEM curriculum and creating powerful learning tools for higher order thinking.
“The advantage 3D Printing has over traditional STEM teaching methods is that it includes 21st century technology and learning. Students have the ability to create their own designs using CAD, customise and prototype these designs and create tangible objects.” says Ben Roberts, Founder.