3D Printing in Schools: SelfCAD in Ukrainian Schools
Over the past decade, the world has been developing at a rapid speed. What we have now – Smart interactive boards, modern computers, co-working areas within educational institutes, 3D printers, etc. The truth is that these things are still quite new for teachers, but they surely are familiar to students. We all know that modern technology can’t be stopped and all that is left for us it to get used to it not to mention to figure out what to do with it. The fact is that 3D technology is widely popular all over the globe. You can find many 3D printers in schools these days, and that means that we are reaching a new level of high-quality education.
In order to encourage the younger generation to develop their intellectual skills, 3D modeling, in particular, SelfCAD Company, with the help of a computer academy IT STEP has conducted a master class. Junior IT STEP students dealt with modeling more than professionally. Even at this stage, it is obvious that the education they get at the academy provides successful results. There is no wonder why, in fact, the thing is that the academy has gathered the best IT professionals over the past 20 years.
The event took place as part of a competition, that will take place on January 15, the task was to produce the best 3D models. SelfCAD, with the main quarters based in NY, leads the successful cooperation with many countries of the world, however, they chose Ukraine to host the competition. There is no wonder why when you think about it – Ukraine is the country of many talented students, who are deeply interested in science. They are ready to work, create, discover, and produce fresh ideas. What is more, the experience that the company grants them is surely only beneficial to that.
Design by JUNIOR IT STEP Students
Over 30 students have been working together with the designer – Alena Berezina - and individually as well on the creation of unique and personal 3D models. With the help of a SelfCAD online-program, the company has been founded by Aaron Bruer, the competitors were able to learn how to create their own printable models. The developers changed the program interface – SelfCAD 2.0 and chose Ukrainian students to be the ones to try it out. The terms of the competition were that the participants were supposed to create any 3D model using the online-program SelfCAD. It was highly essential that every competitor proved his professionalism as well as creativity.
Students during the master class session
“During the master, class children were extremely active, and that is undoubtedly a good thing. They asked dozens of questions. It should be mentioned that all of the questions were related to the subject of 3D modeling. This means that their knowledge is equal to the level of professional modeling programs, such as 3ds Max, Tinkercad, SketchUp. They operated with quite difficult programs, they shared where they tried working with those programs as well as they recognized some of the functions related to our program, sometimes they went as far as to guess how to use them. This can only mean that the students are not just the beginners, they have a certain level of experience due to studying at the academy. They know what they are doing, and they wish to have all the keys to the new for them, program.” – says Alena Berezina, a leading designer of the project and the organizer of the master class.
Master Class On Session
It should be mentioned that the program itself spreads over various branches. It is going to be useful for 3D designers as well as engineers and many other people who want to create something unique with the help of modern technology. Aside from the fact that the program was created for professional use, it is quite simple to navigate and to operate. It does not matter whether you are just a beginner or an experienced professional – you will be able to use it. The most important thing is that SelfCAD readies printable files at any place or computer.
“I have attended the master class, and I tried using the program so that I can honestly say that I liked it a lot. I am still under the impression of the knowledge that I can personally create such awesome things. What is more, I have already started on my own project. That is why I hope that the jury will rate my efforts correspondingly.” - says Mykita, the participant of the master class, with the spark in his eyes.
One of the Designs of the IT STEP students
While involving the world in the creation of similar products with the help of the online-program, SelfCAD company discovers new talents and potential within young and experienced people. Every user is valuable, with all his thoughts and opinions. You are bound to agree that without creativity our life will be a lot duller.
Thus, such competitions, projects, and masterclasses are made to help people understand that there is nothing impossible out there. All you need is the desire since the power of will is insuperable. SelfCAD company is ready to reach out the helping hand to anyone who needs it.