New 3-D printer helps H-D students learn, practice tech skills

The Makerbot Replicato 2 3-D printer, shown here while a series of cubes are constructed, is used by students in two different engineering classes at H-D Community High School. (Photo by Jeff Forward)

The Hampton-Dumont Community School District is doing everything it can to help students transition to a world where technology increasingly rules the workplace.

     Now, the district has a 3-D printer that is used in several high school engineering classes and helps students learn computer-aided design skills, which are increasingly sought after by Fortune 500 companies looking for tech-savvy employees.

     The 3-D printer – a MakerBot Replicato 2 – is used in conjunction with two computer programs, said Mark Drier, a math teacher who works at the high school and middle school teaching students math and new technologies under the Project Lead the Way and Gateway to Technology programs.

Read the full article in the Nov. 6 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.