Calhoun Community College has collaborated with Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs to host a 3D Printing & Design Camp on July 8July 3, 2019
Next week, Calhoun Community College’s Decatur campus, will be overtaken by 16 teenagers ranging from ages 14 to 17 years old armed with safety glasses, closed toe shoes and minds full of inventive ideas.
Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs awarded a grant to Calhoun’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) Design Drafting department for $2,500. The grant will assist in bringing a first-ever 3D Printing & Design Summer Day Camp to the college.
The goal of the camp is to expose high school students to the diverse areas of Additive Manufacturing such as STEM, highlighting areas of conceptual design, entrepreneurship, engineering, as well as joys of inventing a product and making their ideas come alive by 3D printing the prototypes. The students will finish the week by pitching their design concept, as well as taking a field trip to two local industries, ASRC Federal Propulsion Engineering Center and Quantitech, Inc. During the visits, students will learn about possible careers in AM and engineering.
The camp is a week-long, and begins each day from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm every day in the Advanced Technology Center, 6250 US Hwy 31N, Tanner, AL 35671.