St. Mary students become inventors with 3D printers

Thumbnail courtesy of

The GE Additive Education Program is helping St. Mary’s Catholic School incorporate 3D printing technology into their curriculum. With the support of CAD software, students are able to design and create their own original prototypes – helping them prepare for future careers in STEM.

Students are excited about having the 3D package incorporated into their curriculum. Students at St. Mary School start out in Rendering I to learn the basics of the software, and then move forward into Rendering II, where they can apply their knowledge more independently.

“I like that you get a real-life finished project for what you’ve created on the computer,” said eighth-grade student Olivia Frelke. “With the new printers you can get a full view of what you’re creating and be able to see it exactly.”


Categories: Innovation