Children will design 3D objects, convert them into readable code and print them. From concept to finish, a process is followed and creativity unleashed.
• Five-day, Monday to Friday program:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
• Optional extended care:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. $50 per week and/or
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. $95 per week
• Optional lunch: N/A
• Apply for our Counselor in Training (CIT) program:
Rising 10th-12th grade students call (315) 773-5673
• Limited to 10 children, rising 6 & 7th or 8 & 9th grade
• Scholarships available by calling (315) 773-5673
• $25 sibling or multi-session discount applies
• Share a referral coupon code!
• Child to instructor & assistant ratio is 5:1 or less
• Your instructor: Nare Parseghian, biomedical engineering major
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College (GPA 3.97)
Nare will use physical models to introduce your child to hydrogen fuel cell technology. Why you ask? Because they will design and 3D print a model car chassis that supports a hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen fuel tanks, an electric motor, gear box, axles, wheels and whatever else your child comes up with!
Nare is a tutor and described as kind, patient and very good at connecting with children. As an accomplished pianist she has conducted music theory lessons for children too!
Children will begin by getting familiar with a 3D printer. They will learn how the different components work together, while watching a print in progress. The instructor will then walk everyone through a sample project, while the children follow along:
• Create and modify a 3D design
• Slice a design, turning it into printable code
• Print the design
• Evaluate the print progress and final print
• Share lessons learned
Just getting started in 3D printing? Maybe you already have some experience and you want to take your skills to the next level? Then this STEM program is for you! Here are some key take-aways for the week:
In this STEM program children will get to work with the setup and maintenance of printers in the classroom. Oh and there will be one printer per two children, meaning that there will be lots of access to printing! This fun week touches on material science and choices in design, prototyping and manufacturing. At the end of the week, your child will get to showcase their special interest, in a mini science fair. It might be their printed projects and what they learned from them. It may be the components, that make up the printer itself, or it may be the application of 3D printing. Engineering imagined!
It is fascinating and satisfying to watch something you have designed, be turned into an object you can hold. Additive manufacturing has already transformed product development and will continue to do so, in ways we have yet to imagine. Your child will learn the process of designing, engineering, prototyping, making and evaluating. They will share their discoveries and lessons learned. Invest in their tomorrow! And that Corvette? Before it went into production, it was prototyped using 3D printing. In fact, their cars that raced at Daytona had 75 printed parts.