3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today that it has been selected by the Bloodhound SSC Engineering Adventure, a British team attempting to break the world land speed record in 2013, to provide Bits From Bytes™ 3D printers and 3D printer kits for the program’s education division, including 4 education centers and all public and educational events.
The Bloodhound SSC Engineering Adventure has set goals well beyond a land speed record. They have made education a pivotal element of the program, establishing the engagement of students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects as fundamental to success. Bloodhound SSC regional education centers will be outfitted with 3D Systems’ award winning RapMan™ and the new 3DTouch™ 3D printers and kits, with plans to engage thousands of educators and students through a series of school group excursions and planned after school extra-curricular STEM learning activities.
“We are honored to partner with Bloodhound SSC in this ground breaking educational and engineering opportunity,” said Andrew McLaren, Director of Sales and Marketing, BFB products, 3D Systems. “Our BFB™ team has witnessed the positive effects 3D printers have on learning and are fully committed to the success of this exciting initiative.”
The BLOODHOUND SSC project is unique when compared to other ground breaking engineering ventures in that all the information about the research, design, build and testing of the car is available to teachers and students, and of course to anyone that wishes to visit the website. The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) provided a very positive audit report on the first year’s progress, proving our activities and partners were delivering inspirational programmes and achieving our aims. We must now build up the momentum, rapidly growing our curriculum resources and recruiting more schools and colleges to the project.
For more information, visit: www.bloodhoundssc.com