RapidMade believes it is important to promote STEM careers and what better way to prove Science, Math and Technology are cool than to 3D print a model heart based on a patient's own MRI? On Sunday, Kris Beem, Business Development Director, and Adam McGee demonstrated 3D printing on a MakerBot Replicator 2X to students at Irvington School during its 'Bugs, Bytes and Beakers' program.
Parents led the event which included several interactive presentations such as rocket launching, snake handling and structural engineering. The K-5 crowd and their parents seemed to be very engaged in the afternoon's activities.
Kris captured an important educational goal of the program, "When we were growing up we were taught to think outside the box, but there's no box anymore." Unless. of course, the box is a 3D printer.