40 teenagers participating in the Discovery Youth Foundation 5 week summer program visited our local GoEngineer office for a glance into Mechanical Engineering and the world of 3D printing.
Discovery Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization created to teach and guide teenagers toward discovering their passion and to help unlock their true potential. This program also includes a year long mentorship that exposes the teens to multiple career options, teaches them life skills and shows them the value of community involvement. What an inspiration this foundation is to our youth!
The 3 hour seminar at our office began with a discussion led by our technical team of general product design to spur the creative juices and promote ingenuity.
At the request of each group, Tony Riggs used SOLIDWORKS to design a cell phone case for the girls and a pair of shoes for the boys. Shannon Morgan and Zack Richter explained the in’s and out’s of the different 3D printers on display in the printer lab which included: uPrint SE Plus, 250mc, 400mc, Objet 30 Pro and Connex 350.
The excitement and interest was certainly apparent as two of the teens explained that they already picked out a name for their business and were planning to develop a laser of some sort. Look out world—we have aspiring engineers in the making.