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3D Printers In Every Public School?

MakerBot wants a 3D printer in every public school by the end of 2013. The company made the announcement this week after launching an initiative through DonorsChoose.org. The crowdsourcing site for teachers will offer discounted MakerBot 3D printers, which individuals and organizations can help fund. It’s estimated that it would take $250 million to purchase enough 3D printers for each of the nation’s 100,00 public schools.WCCO-TV toured the University of Minnesota College of Design’s DigiFabLab yesterday with Dean Tom Fisher to learn more about MakerBot’s plan, which is owned by Minnesota-based Stratasys, and what it means for the future of the classroom. More stories from the College of Design:Students Win Best in Show at Fusion+FashionWindow Display Honors Campus LeadersRybak to Teach at the College of Design…

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Barry Kudrowitz on WCCO-AM: Food, Space, and 3D Printing

Listen to the interview here. This week NASA announced plans to construct a 3D food printer that will eventually provide food for astronauts in space. The obvious prototype of choice? Pizza. Assistant professor Barry Kudrowitz, director of our Product Design program, will speak with WCCO's John Hines on Thursday, May 23 at 10:10 a.m. about how 3D printing is changing the way we think about everything from food to design and beyond. Hint: NASA isn't the first to try 3D food. A former roommate of Kudrowitz at MIT, Marcelo Coelho, created the prototype and concept designs for a food 3D printer called the Cornucopia four years ago.More stories from the College of Design:Cities On Water: Landscape Architecure AbroadMinnesota Vikings…

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Apparel Students Linsey Gordon and Silvia Guttmann Compete in "Project Better Gown"

Apparel grad student Linsey Gordon and apparel senior Silvia Guttmann were featured on WCCO (CBS 4) last evening as part of a story on the "Project Better Gown" design competition hosted by the Park Nicollet Foundation. Students from seven college design programs across the country are taking part in the contest to create a new hospital gown that puts the needs of the patient first and foremost, while still meeting the medical needs of doctors and nurses. The designs will be showcased, and the winners will be announced, during a live runway show this Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Park Nicollet Foundation Celebration for Life Gala. A total of $40,000 in Fellowship Grants will be awarded to the…

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