Dremel Names Idea Builder Ambassadors, Connects Educators with 3D Printing

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Ten Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors selected to document and share classroom 3D printing experiences during the 2016-17 school year

Dremel announces the 10 K-12 educators selected to represent schools and districts across the country as Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors.

“The Idea Builder Ambassador Program provides educators with an outlet to discuss a new and rapidly growing technology in education," said George Velez, manager, Dremel 3D Education.

To recognize educators pioneering the maker movement in STEM education, Dremel, the trusted manufacturer of tools for life and learning,
announces 10 Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors for the 2016-17 school year. Ambassadors will receive a Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 and 10 spools of filament to use while sharing their experiences implementing 3D printing.

Educators with or without experience using 3D printing technology were invited to apply for the opportunity to serve as advocates for invigorating STEM through “making.” Idea Builder Ambassadors will generate multimedia content sharing their teaching and learning experiences with 3D printing. The videos, shared via Dremel Education social media channels, will include lesson ideas for 3D printing projects and explanations of the design and build process.

The first-ever Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors, selected from school districts across the U.S., have a variety of backgrounds and skillsets in K-12 education:

  •     Thrisha Bautista, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Ill.
  •     Karen Bosch, Southfield Christian School, Southfield, Mich.
  •     Scott Hagedorn, Sabine Pass ISD, Sabine Pass, Texas
  •     Ken Hawthorn, Archdiocese of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
  •     Eric Langhorst, Liberty Public Schools, Liberty, Mo.
  •     Michael Miller, Otsego Public Schools, Otsego, Mich.
  •     Nick Provenzano, Grosse Pointe Public School System, Grosse Point, Mich.
  •     Faith Plunkett, Huntsville City Schools, Huntsville, Ala.
  •     Marcos Navas, Union City District, Union City, N.J.
  •     Joy Schwartz, Hardin-Jefferson ISD, Beaumont, Texas

“Sharing new ideas and solutions with the community is what propels the maker movement forward,” said George Velez, manager, Dremel 3D Education. “The Idea Builder Ambassador Program provides educators with an outlet to discuss a new and rapidly growing technology in education.”

Dremel Idea Ambassadors will begin sharing their journey with 3D printing in August. Follow Dremel Education on Facebook and Twitter to connect with the Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors.

To learn more about Dremel 3D in education, go to https://3dprinter.dremel.com/education, or visit Dremel at ISTE booth 4205.

About Dremel
Founded in 1934, Dremel is the industry standard in leadership and excellence for versatile tools systems. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder expands the brand’s reach from the workshop to the classroom to provide educators and students with cutting-edge technology for STEM education. Built upon the brand’s dedication to empowering makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder nurtures student confidence by giving them a tool to design and build their own models to understand lessons. With available curriculum to draw connections between 3D printing and instruction, Dremel is providing educators with the support they need to transform classrooms. Learn more about classroom applications and curriculum-based learning at 3dprinter.dremel.com.


Editor’s Note: Dremel® is a registered brand name and is used as an adjective to describe the products made by the Dremel brand.

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