AST2 Hosting 3-D Printing Boot Camp for Teachers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Applied Systems & Technology Transfer will host a 3-D printing “Train the Trainer” boot camp for educators June 21-24 at the Avalon Inn Resort & Conference Center in Warren.

The four-day workshop will show teachers how to create classroom projects centered around 3-D printing, how to use computer-aided design programs and how to use the Invent3D printer, which they will get to keep. Participants will also tour the additive manufacturing labs at America Makes and Youngstown State University.

“Few technologies have the power to impact learning and education as 3-D printing. However, unleashing this potential is not without its challenges,” said Jack Scott, president of Applied Systems & Technology Transfer. “Although simple in concept, 3-D printing in practice can be a challenge for teachers that leads to frustration and technology intimidation.”

The Invent3D printer teachers will use was developed by Applied Systems & Technology Transfer, or AST2, and manufactured in Youngstown. Teachers will be taught how to assemble, disassemble and operate the printer.

Speakers include Youngstown State University professor Darrell Wallace, Einstein’s Workshop founder Solomon Menashi and author Sylvia Martinez.

Train the Trainer is supported by the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Attendance is limited to 16 participants. Registration can be completed online at

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