Children who enjoy STEM subjects during their early schooling years are more likely to study STEM subjects in high school. This provides a pathway to higher education study and a career in a STEM related field. With an acute shortage of women in STEM jobs, 3D design and printing is a great way to get more girls interested in STEM.
“Before, my students were limited in their STEM applications and designs… Now each student… can work at their pace which is meeting them on their individual need. Through this, my after school STEM club has gained interest to where students had to be put on a waiting list. Students have discussed participating in STEM clubs in middle school and high school as well as more interest in engineering type careers,” Casey Corn, STEM Teacher, Chesnee Elementary School, South Carolina, USA