CONFABULATION: Symposium on 3D in the classroom

  • Location:
    Price George's Community College, 301 Largo Rd, Largo, Maryland, 20774, US

The Department of Art, Music, and Philosophy, in conjunction with the Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Prince George’s Community College is pleased to announce the following event about 3D printing:

CONFABULATION: Symposium on 3D in the classroom
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Marlboro Hall: Rooms 1098, 1104, Gallery

3D scanning, modeling, animation, and 3D printing have become more accessible. Companies and institutions are incorporating these digital technologies into their business models. As more people adopt the technology, digital 3D literacy will become necessary knowledge in a wide variety of industries. With this in mind, this symposium is designed to address key issues for today’s students and tomorrow’s graduates enrolled in Art and STEM curricula. Presentations will consider:
-Changing the existing, specialized pedagogy of schooling with digital 3D technologies.
-Integrating 3D concepts into the different stages of schooling: from kindergarten to college.
-Empowering students to innovate and solve problems using 3D technologies and preparing them to enter the workforce with these skills.

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Keynote Speaker: Michael Weinberg, Vice President at Public Knowledge, a digital advocacy group in Washington, DC. He is also author of the white paper “It Will Be Awesome If They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology”

Featured Speaker: Jan Baum, Towson University, Networks to Advance the Rapid Tech Agenda.

Panel discussion on the Maker Movement and Education with panelists Gareth Branwyn: former editorial director for MAKE Magazine; P. D. Klein: founder/director of FAB LAB DC; and Phil Shapiro: educator and former writer for PC World.

Pre-recorded video message: U.S. Representative Bill Foster, author of the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013, a bill to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

Selected presentations include:

Charlotte Belland, Columbus College of Art and Design, Cast to the Future: a casting production pipeline from virtual model through ABS into bronze.
Atiba Brereton, Howard University, The World by Design – 3-D Modeling and Printing as a Tool for Pipeline Development
Corrine Diop & Daniel Robinson, James Madison University, Beyond the Camera: 3D Technology and Photography
Dr. Gavin Garner, University of Virginia, The HooPrint: a 3D-printed printer.
Lauren Kalman, Wayne State University, The Problem With Digital Foundations
Charles Kung, Montgomery College, Creating 3D-printed Aircraft in the Classroom
Davide Prete, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Sculpture and New Technologies: Integrating Laser Scanning and 3D Printing in a sculpture and design class with a low budget.
Kelsey Wilbanks, George Mason University, “Repair” or “Reconstruction?”— possible patent law implications of 3D printing multiple parts to a patented object