In November, Ultimaker launched an exciting contest – calling on passionate educators to create an inspirational 3D printing-related project. The response was amazing, with over 250 entrants sharing their inspirational ideas and designs.
Ultimaker places a huge importance on education. After all, it’s only through learning that the next generation can explore the technology of the future. The challenge was for educators to create a 3D-print-related project with their students. Once complete, they needed to share it with us to be in with a chance of winning an Ultimaker 3D printer.
There were a few terms and conditions that entrants had to keep in mind. The project had to be feasible within a school environment, and students needed to work in teams. However, this obviously proved no problem for our entrants, because their entries were of an exceptionally high standard.
Making it happen
Ultimaker’s Pioneer Program is all about promoting STEM education in schools, through 3D printing technology. However, it wouldn’t be possible without the enthusiasm of our educators, not to mention collaboration with EIB, who are the main sponsors of our education challenge – and who are just as dedicated to education as we are. Thanks to their assistance, we’ll be opening the program up to more people worldwide, which is an exciting prospect.
All winners will receive an Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker 2+ for their educational institution, plus training from one of our local sales partners, and a year’s supply of top-quality filament. Additionally, our winners will be invited to become part of our Pioneer Program, and before we announce the names of the winners, here are more details about the program and the inspiration behind it.
Ultimaker’s Pioneer Program
Our Pioneer Program celebrates our love of education – helping educators across North America to discover the true potential of 3D printing and share their knowledge with others. It is a great way to be inspired and to inspire others at the same time while adding value to the existing curriculum. Pioneers can share lessons, tutorials, blog posts and articles based on their teaching experience, whilst still retaining Creative Commons licensing of their content. Ultimaker supports all Pioneers by featuring their work, creating networking opportunities, and offering useful materials relevant to 3D printing in education. As one of the Pioneers, Aubree Stephens, puts it:
The power to encourage truly brilliant minds rests in the hands of great educators. My hope is that through collaboration, we will be able to lay the foundation for resources and curricula that encourage curiosity and innovation from all students.
Over 50 educational establishments are now involved – and we’ll be expanding the program soon, to Europe, Africa, and the Middle-East.
And the winners are...
|Orestis Charos||I.M.Panagiotopoulos School|
|Sergio Del Castillo Tello||Universidad Politécnica & Universidad Complutense de Madrid|
|Celine Monvoisin||HEAR Haute ecole des arts du Rhin|
|Kristina Škaler||Engineering mechanical school Faust Vrančić.|
|Ourania Lampou||4th Primary School of Artemida|
|Konstantinos Kamelis||1st Primary School of Kryoneri|
|Joe Santarcangelo||Thornleigh Salesian College|
|Konstantinos Sfakianakis||Experimental Primary School of the University of Thessaloniki|
|Marco Alexandre de Oliveira Leite||Instituto Superior Técnico|
|Diego Garcia Garcia||CEIP Federico Garcia Lorca|
|Pataki Hugues||La Salle Saint Nicolas|
|Ada Carlantuono||Ic. Foscolo Gabelli|
|Andreu Marsal i Coll||Instituto Guissona|
|Higini Mata||Institut de Castelldefels|
|Daniela Sandeva||Secondary school Mihajlo Pupin|
|Silvana Pešut Vitasović||Elementary school Borovje Zagreb|
|Dr. Costa Eliopolus||Liverpool john Moores Universty|
|Yordan Krasimirov Hodzhev||Primary School Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodii|
|Prof. Isad Saric, Adis Muminovic, Vahid Avdic||University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering|
|Faten Khalfallah||First skills club association|
|Tom Morel||Freinetschool De Sterre-spits|
|Gieljan Vantyghem||Ghent University|
|Aleksandar Milošević||OŠ Kralj Petar I|
|Brian McVicar||Coláiste Chill Mhantáin|
|Angelika Schwarzer-Riemer||KGS Hemmingen School|
|Jasmina Blagojević||Elementary School Miloje Simović|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arch. Orlin Davchev||University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Faculty of Architecture|
|Karafotias Angelos||Pilot junior high school of Anavrita|
|Andrea Klinkenberg||Heilig Geist Gymnasium|
|Federico Garrido||RWTH Aachen University|
|Paula Elsley||International School of Moshi, Arusha Campus|
|Delila Mehmedinović||JU Mješovita srednja hemijska škola Tuzla|
|Dumez Florence & Turquet Frederic||Lycee Polyvalent d'Alembert|
|Michele Masorano||Istituto comprensivo M. L. King|
|Tõnu Tammar||Kadrioru Saksa Gümnaasium|
|Bogusław Krzciuk||Strzemiński Academy of Fine Art Łódź|
|Hakan Ataş||Enka Schools|
|Bogić Gligorović||Elementary School Sutjeska|
|Cyril Andre||Lycee julliot de la Morandiere|
|Triantafyllou Vasileios, MEd||1st Vocational School of Karpenissi|
|Maria Joao Magno de Morais Silv§||Ecola Basica 2/3 Proffesor Galopim de Carvalho|
|Antonio Rinaldi||Istituto Comprensivo Santa Marina|
|Dr. George Bampasidis||20th High School of Athens|
|Christie Dawli||LAU - Fashion Design Program|
|Andrew Parry||Charlont London|
|Robin Palmberg||Royal Institute of Technology|
|Zhelyazka Raykova||University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski|
|Goran Jenić||Elementary School Stubičke Toplice|
|Gianna Zarafeta||Palladio School|
|Aristidis Paliouras||2nd High School of Artemis|
|Zissis Karassimos||10th Lyceum of Larissa|
|Ippedico angela & Leone Francesca||S.G. Circolo Didattico Bosco Primary School|
|Stefania Frejaville||Ist. Di Cultura e Lingua Marcelline|
|Fiona Shelmerdine||Brookmead School|
|Van de Voorde Danny||Provinciale Secundaire School bilzen|
|Damian Gąsiorek||Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Silesian University of Technology|
|Boyanka Boycheva||High School of Mathematics “Dr Petar Beron”|
|Teja Bajit M. Res.||Zavod VseUk|
|Mr. Lloyd Griffiths||Newport High School|
We would like to thank all the participants and those whose who made this challenge possible. If you’d like to keep tabs on the latest education articles, tips, and resources, keep an eye on our education platform, which is constantly being updated. To join in the conversation, ask questions or just say hello, visit the Ultimaker Education Forum. We love hearing from you!