New 3D printer fuels STEAM education
Oley Valley School District | Posted onStudents in Mrs. Tomel’s Mechanical Design and STEAM Lab courses have been busy experimenting with a newly-acquired 3D ceramic printer. Obtained through an Oley Valley Community Education Foundation Grant, students have been using this unique piece of machinery to create, revise and refine design prototypes, learning all sorts of hidden bits of information about materials and processes as they go. This machine will also be utilized in the new Contemporary Art Trends course during the second semester, when Mrs. Tomel’s students will be exploring new and unconventional approaches to art and design. Pictured below you’ll find the printer, alongside an image of Tray Fryberger’s (9th grade) in-progress print for a ceramic cell phone speaker amplifier.