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Challenger Middle School receives 3D printer
MARCH 7, 2019 / MODIFIED APR 10, 2019 09:23 PM

By Raquel Rodriguez, KVOA News 4 Tucson

TUCSON – Greg Jones, the Vice President of Smart force Development visited Challenger Middle School on Wednesday to announce his donation of a 3D printer bundle.

Jones will be donating the MakerGear M3-SE Classroom Bundle which is valued at $3150. He met with principal Angelica Duddleston, teacher Tim Glass, and students as part of a The Miles For Manufacturing  5K event that supports local STEM classrooms.

Smartforce Development at AMT is an advocacy effort that encourages young people to seek high technology careers in advanced manufacturing.

“We make every possible effort to support STEM programs in schools. We believe that when students gain access to project-based learning in their classroom at an early age, that has a positive impact on the career pathways they choose…Working with local partners who have introduced us to the educational community in Tucson, we’ve selected Challenger Middle School to receive a 3D printer donation” Jones said.

Challenger Middle School is expected to receive the 3D printer in the next couple of weeks.

 

Watch the KVOA news story here.