NEW WINDSOR – Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation has expanded the agency’s 3D printing initiative with the purchase of a MarkerBot 3D printer for both Kingston High School and San Miguel Academy in Newburgh.
The $8,000 in funding came from New York State Electric and Gas Corporation.
The schools have been working closely with SUNY New Paltz’s Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center to incorporate 3D printing into their curriculums.
“A big part of this educational process remains exposing secondary schools to this new technology by embedding 3D printers on campuses that we know will accelerate the adoption of the technology among their students,” said HVEDC President Laurence Gottlieb. “The use of 3D technology dependents greatly on education – specifically STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) – so our hope is to enhance these areas of education in order to foster interest later on.”