At Coho 3D we support and promote The Future Engineers Program. A Competition for K-12 kids with a passion for high-tech, engineering and 3D designs.
AN EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR
Future Engineers is an education platform that hosts and develops design challenges for young innovators. We are delighted to host the 3D Printing in Space Challenges powered by the ASME Foundation. On September 21st, NASA launched the first-ever Zero-G 3D Printer (built by Made In Space) to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX-4. To celebrate the launch of this ‘In Space Manufacturing’ revolution, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation and NASA have partnered together to develop a series of 3D Space Challenges focused on solving real-world space exploration problems. Students can submit 3D models directly to the site for a chance to win prizes, including a 3D print on the International Space Station!
The Future Engineers 3D Space Challenges are a White House Maker Education Initiative and a STEAM Education Program.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.
IN COLLABORATION WITH:
Made In Space, Inc. develops in-space additive manufacturing solutions to enable humanity’s capabilities away from Earth.
Space Images Courtesy of NASA – JPL / Flickr Image Credit: Valakirka
Planetary Gear Set: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18291 / String Winder: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:225781
Future Engineers is a multi-year education initiative and we are just getting started! Our first 3D Space Challenge provides curriculum videos on the site that parents and educators can use to get kids designing today. We encourage you to dive in and use these resources now to get students started on the Space Tool Challenge!
We are also working to develop a more comprehensive educator packet for each challenge that is aligned with the Next Gen Common Core Standards. We dream big here at Future Engineers, and we love to work with others that dream big too. Even though we don’t have an established network for Future Engineers Workshops and Showcases yet, we are committed to building one! That’s why we are starting to collect contact information now from people that want to get involved.
Please visit futureengineers.org for more information!