Announcing MakerBot Educators

Press Release: January 25, 2017

Announcing MakerBot Educators: A new program for empowering teachers, students and schools

Building on MakerBot's years of work in education, we're proud to announce the launch of our brand new MakerBot Educators program at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Florida at booth #2316 at North Exhibit Hall B. this new program empowers educators to promote the use of 3D printing in their classrooms by exchanging knowledge with other educators, participating in challenges and receiving support and guidance from MakerBot.

"After recently establishing Thingiverse Education, now the largest collection of 3D printing lesson plans online, we saw an immediate response from hundreds of teachers who were excited to contribute content and share best practices with their peers," said Drew Lentz, Manager, MakerBot Learning. "The new MakerBot Educators program is taking it a step further by forging a closer relationship between MakerBot and the most engaged teachers of our community."

Thingiverse Education user deansic created this mousetrap car lesson plan to teach engineering and physics principles.

By connecting teachers who are 3D printing pioneers to those who are just getting started, or even those not sure how to being, the MakerBot Educators program can empower an entire generation of students with critical skills in our rapidly changing world. "By starting early in middle school and high school, we can now send students to college already possessing 3D design skills," said Dr. Paul Gerton, a Thingiverse Education contributor who has joined the program as a MakerBot Educator. "They are then better prepared for classes, co-ops and internships right from the start. I am a MakerBot Educator because I want to equip my students with the knowledge and skills that they will need in the future."

At MakerBot, we're excited to support highly-engaged educators with the new Educators program. Combined with Thingiverse Education, we can together grow a community of educators who will change the lives of tomorrow's innovators, today.

For more information on how to sign up and help grow 3D printing in education, visit makerbot.com/educators


About Us

MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), is a global leader in the 3D print industry. MakerBot's mission is to advance tomorrow's innovators and institutions by empowering the professional, educators and students of today. Rather than solely focus on hardware, MakerBot offers connected solutions that address the wider needs of professionals and educators. MakerBot's solutions provide a faster more, effective way for engineers and designers to test ideas and help educators to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for reliability and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest installed bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.

Press Kit: January 25, 2017
Announcing MakerBot Educators: A new program for empowering teachers, students and schools


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