Oakland High School is scoring a slam-dunk for its students with
the donation of a MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer from MakerBot
and the Golden State Warriors and the 3D printing and
U.S.-based manufacturing initiative America Makes.
Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, the global leader in desktop
3D printing, will be at Oakland High School with Warriors' forward Harrison
Barnes and Ralph Resnick, executive director and
America Makes founding director, on Monday, March 10, 2014,
to present Oakland High School their MakerBot Replicator 2.
The donation is part of the MakerBot Academy program, which is
supported by America Makes and the White House and has the goal of
putting a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer in every school
in America. To help accomplish this lofty objective, corporations
and individuals like the Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes,
are getting involved and showing their support for implementing
cutting edge technology like 3D printers in schools. Having a
MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer in U.S. schools helps
empower the next generation to become makers, creators, future
engineers, architects and entrepreneurs that can lead the Next
Industrial Revolution. MakerBot in conjunction with America Makes
and the Golden State Warriors, see this program expanding to more
communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and in America
where community and education-minded programs like this can be
implemented with schools.
In a few short months, the MakerBot Academy initiative has helped
teachers in more than 1,000 public schools throughout the U.S.
obtain a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, reaching
approximately 300,000+ students and empowering them with 3D
"As a former teacher, I believe strongly in creating a new model
for innovation. A MakerBot is a manufacturing education in a box,"
said Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. "We need to encourage our
teachers and our youth to think differently about manufacturing
and innovation. When you have a MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer, you
see the world differently. Instead of waiting for someone to
create a product for you, you can create your own. It changes the
whole paradigm of how our children will see innovation and
manufacturing in America."
The MakerBot Academy program is available to other public school
teachers in the U.S. via DonorsChoose.org.
To learn more about MakerBot Academy, visit makerbot.com/academy.
3:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014
**Note: PRESS IS INVITED FOR PHOTO
Oakland High School
OPPORTUNITY AT THIS EVENT WITH
1023 MacArthur Blvd.
HARRISON BARNES & BRE PETTIS
Oakland, CA 94610
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), is
leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in
reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009,
MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D
printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers
worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators
and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and
rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes: Thingiverse.com,
the MakerBot Digitizer
Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator
line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerWare
the MakerBot retail stores,
and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been
honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics'
"Overall Winner" for best 3D printer, Time Magazine's "Best
Inventions of 2012," Popular Mechanics' "Editor's Choice
Award," Popular Science's "Product of the Year," Fast
Company's "One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies
in Consumer Electronics," and many more. Join the Next Industrial
Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.
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