As part of the St. Louis School STEM Speaker Series, our Fifth Grade students recently took the opportunity to learn about 3D printing from Preston Tobery, Coordinator of Maker Technologies for the University of Maryland’s John and Stella Graves MakerSpace. Mr. Tobery shared details about his career, the technologies found at the Maker Space and his passion for 3D printing and design with the goal of making a difference in our world.
3D printing technology has changed the way we design and manufacture products, allowing us to create solutions for problems we previously could only dream about. Ordinary individuals now have the ability to design and print physical prototypes immediately rather than go through a costly, time-consuming and error-prone process. Mr. Tobery told the students how he uses mathematics every day when creating and printing designs and encouraged them to pursue what interests them with a mindset to look for solutions to problems. Be curious! To learn more about our STEM speaker series, please visit our STEM blog.