The schools listed at the bottom of this post were chosen as finalists this summer and have rolled into our pool of finalists for the December STEAM Giveaway that will follow the Thingiversity Fall STEAM Challenges (ThinkFun Expansion Set and Make It Loud!). We will add schools to this finalist list later this fall to increase to a total of ten featured schools.
Want someone to Donate a Printer to Your School?
For information on how to enter your school for finalist consideration, please read the Welcome Post. In fairness to those schools that have already been selected as finalists, any entries posted as comments to this topic will be deleted.
Looking to Donate a Printer to a School?
If you're looking for a school that would appreciate a donated 3D printer, this list is a great place to start; make sure to post here if you donate a printer to one of these schools, so that we can roll another deserving school into this finalist list.
Finalist Schools that Still Need a 3D Printer
Paine Primary School in Trussville, Alabama
A primary school with broad faculty support for adding a 3D printer to their Media Center in order to support a new Engineering Club for very young students in Kindergarden through second grade.
Walnut Grove Elementary School in New Market, Alabama
An elementary school library with a proven 3D-modeling track record in a rural community, looking to expand their bursting MakerSpace to help all their students prepare for future tech jobs in nearby Huntsville.
Synergy Alternative High School in East Hartford, Connecticut
A high school that has been using a loaned 3D printer to successfully challenge their students to think about how education, technology, and design can change themselves and enrich their community.
Manning Elementary School in Manning, South Carolina
A rural elementary school that is on a mission to use 3D-printed models to help convince their local government to convert the town’s now-vacant WalMart into a fun park for the community.
Waterloo STEAM Elementary in Monroe, Michigan
A new STEAM-based elementary school with a budding robotics program in Monroe, Michigan is looking to inspire a new generation of young engineers and designers to restore innovation and investment in their small town.
Schools that have already won a 3D printer (wooo!)
Lincoln Park High School in Chicago, Illinois
A high school that piloted a 3D printing and physical computing program in which students were trained to become design facilitators, working to roll out their curriculum to 1500 students in the upcoming school year.
Almaden Country School in San Jose, California
A middle school that has been running successful 3D printing electives with a printer borrowed from a parent; they are hoping to expand that program to full courses with their own 3D printer.
Georgia Connections Academy in Duluth, Georgia
A virtual charter school based in Georgia that wants to build a mobile 3D-printing lab that travel can travel around the state to bring hands-on STEM experiences to their community of 4,000 students.
Citrus Hills Intermediate School
A intermediate school that is welcoming a seasoned 3D modeler and teacher to their ranks, but needs a 3D printer of their own to support this new teacher's already established curriculum in design, science, math, and history using SketchUp Pro.
Illinois School for the Deaf
A residential school for the deaf whose students want to 3D print customized, fun cochlear implants and hearing aids; they have an audiologist, design and CAD educators, and IT support, and are ready to go.