November 4-7, 2014
Carnegie Science Center
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Presented by California University of Pennsylvania’s Southpointe Center for Innovation
In a State of the Union address, President Obama said that 3D printing "has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost anything."
What do you know about 3D design, 3D printing and scanning – even 3D software?
Will 3D printing be the next major technological revolution?
Imagine villages in the developing world printing parts for farm equipment or water pumps, and the solar panels that drive them. Imagine mobile production plants quickly deployed in disaster zones, printing out anything from arm splints to tent stakes.
This workshop includes a demo of 3D printing and students will use 3D software to customize an item for themselves, working in teams of two. Their file will be emailed to them so they can have it printed. The students will vote on the coolest design executed in their workshop. The designers will be sent their free 3D printed creation!
Science and technology topics include:
IT, Business, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, and Graphics
Capacity: 30Program Dates & Times
November 4, 2014 – 10 am*, 11 am*, 12 noon, 1 pm
November 5, 2014 – 10 am*, 11 am*, 12 noon, 1 pm
November 6, 2014 – 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm*
November 7, 2014 – 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm
* Program for this time has been filled.
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MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
MS-PS4-3. Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support the claim that digitized signals are a more reliable way to encode and transmit information than analog signals.
MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
HS-PS2-3. Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.
HS-PS3-3. Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.
HS-PS4-5. Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.
HS-LS4-6. Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.
HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
HS-ETS1-3. Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
HS-ETS1-4. Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.