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Last Fall John Marshall High School opened West Virginia's first FabLab. This hands-on digital fabrication laboratory provides students with a collaborative workspace where they can create innovative products using tools and materials such as: 3-D printers, laser cutters, design software and ShopBot CNC routers.
With the help of Chevron, John Marshall High School learned about the FabLab network and connected with other schools. The high school's new FabLab is part of the AppalachiaPartnership Initiative's (API) efforts to generate more STEM education opportunities for K-12 students in the region. John Marshall High School's goal is to continue to bridge the world of science and humanities to create positive social and community change and preparing students for the workforce.
Ultimaker 3 recently created a new 3D Printer, this printer is said to work out of the box and the dual extrudes are excellent.The ability to print dissolvable filament makes cleaning the supports off your print make much easier. The Ultimaker 3 is a dual extrusion printer, which means it can print with two different materials. Other qualities of the Ultimaker 3 are: complete design freedom, reliable dual extrusion with water-soluble support, high uptime and fast changeovers with swappable print cores and cohesive 3D printing ecosystem and connectivity.
West Virginia Promise-The Alliance for Youth: AmeriCorps VISTA Project is providing applications to non-profit organizations/schools/state agencies to gain Summer Associate (SA) VISTA(s) resource to provide the Five Promises to children and youth. If you are interested please complete this application and email to Pam Dugan by Friday, March 9, 2018.
West Virginia Humanities Council: The council is accepting applications for: Major grants, which are awarded for projects requesting up to $20,000; Fellowships of $2,500, which are awarded annually for scholarly research projects; and Minigrants, which are awarded for projects requesting $1,500 or less. For more information, click here
Winter After School Program | February 8 - March 22: An introduction to heritage arts and skills for children ages 9-12, after school on Thursdays from February 8 to March 22 at The Heritage Farm Museum and Village.
Summer Internships at High-Tech Companies in West Virginia: Internships for students in STEM fields in West Virginia. Providing hands-on experience, career awareness, networking, and opportunities to create work that informs and educates. Deadline to apply for Summer 2018 Internship: March 31, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (EST) Download and complete the Internship Application Form here.
Educator & Professional Opportunities:
FREE Marketing Webinar for Nonprofits: Learn how to become a marketing rockstar! West Virginia Nonprofit Association is bringing this webinar to you. Join Dana on March 23rd at 11AM. Click here to register.
3D Printing Workshop for Educators Workshop:Digital Harbor Foundation's 3D Printing Workshop for Educator Workshop walks through how educators can begin teaching 3D printing in their learning environments. In the 3 day course, we will cover 3D Printing hardware, software, and how DHF teaches 3D printing, and it includes a 3D printer and starter kit. DHF will host their next workshop April 19-21st. Register today!
RCBI National Forum: Expanding Apprenticeship through Apprenticeship Works: Free event hosted by RCBI and America Makes at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. March 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn how apprenticeship programs are resolving training and hiring needs across the manufacturing industry. Register here.
WVU Community Leadership Academy 2018: The Community Leadership Academy is an Annual training to help emerging and established leaders identify and build on their community's assets by taking advantage of development issues in West Virginia and surrounding regions . Online registration is open for the 2018 Community Leadership Academy.