Colerain Middle School is a 2019-2020 GE Additive Education Program Grant Recipient
The Northwest Local School District is pleased to announce Colerain Middle School (CMS) as a 2019-2020 GE Additive Education Program grant recipient! This grant is part of a global initiative to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that allows students the opportunity to further explore 3D printing.
“The program is very competitive. There were close to 3,500 organizations that registered. We’re excited to be among the 1,200 schools that were selected around the world,” said Libby Styles, CMS Principal.
CMS is no stranger to STEM education. In 2018, Colerain Middle established a partnership with the University of Cincinnati to create a 3D STEM collaborative. The middle school also created an after-school enrichment program known as the 3D Printer Club.
“Last year our after-school program had 21 participants.This grant will allow the school to reach more students this upcoming year, which is important because our CMS administrators are committed to giving our students more creative and innovative hands-on-learning opportunities,” said Styles.
Participants in the program will receive a premium Polar Cloud account, a Monoprice Voxel 3D printer, and curriculum lesson plan from STEAMtrax and Tinkercad. The Polar Cloud account will allow students and educators to have access to digital models that can be created and transformed into physical objects. The items created will also have the opportunity to be sold and showcased online at the School Store located on the Polar Cloud. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the CMS.