Stratasys Encourages Students to Submit Entries for the 2012 Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

Stratasys Inc. today reminds students and educators that just three weeks remain to submit a design for its Dimension brand’s eighth annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The global contest encourages students to submit an innovative new product design, a redesign of an existing product, or an original work of art or architecture.

Educators worldwide have recognized the annual design and 3D printing contest for its positive impact on students. “We’re encouraging students to participate in this opportunity to challenge their critical thinking skills and demonstrate their creativity,” says Jesse Roitenberg, Stratasys education manager. “Every year we’re impressed with the innovative submissions we receive. We look forward to seeing what students develop this year.”

Dimension 3D Printing will award each of nine student winners $2,500 or $1,000 scholarships in the categories of middle school and high school engineering, college engineering, and art & architecture. Designs are awarded based on creativity, usefulness, part integrity and aesthetics. Instructors of the three first-place student winners will receive an Apple iPad for use in the classroom. With this year’s awards, the contest will exceed the $100,000 mark in scholarships granted since the contest’s inception.

Each submission should:

* be a sound mechanical design (Engineering category)
* be realistic and achievable
* include a clear written description of the design

This year’s contest will also feature a bonus award category: Students who incorporate a school-spirit theme into their designs will have a chance to win a $250 gift card.

For more information, visit: www.dimensionprinting.com/extreme-redesign/extreme-redesign-main.aspx

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