With Obama's Support, Inventables Sends a 3D Carver to a School in Every State

by Zach Kaplan
January 13, 2016

By the end of the decade Inventables wants a 3D carver in every school in the USA. Last summer I was invited to the White House for the National Week of Making.  The officials from the Office of Science and Technology Policy asked what the audience could do to help advance the country.  I stood up and committed to the President that to kickstart the project we have committed to to donate a 3D carver to a school in every state.

Today we announce the winning schools.  We got over 600 applications and selected those committed to creating more opportunities for their students to design, prototype and build their ideas and prepare themselves for careers in advanced manufacturing, industrial design, and engineering.

3D carving machines, on the industrial scale known as computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines, are making it easier, faster and more efficient for individuals to digitally fabricate designs using a variety of materials, from foam and wood to acrylic, and even metal.

The contest was a three round process. Based on the responses to round 1 (the application form), applicants were invited to participate in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.


The winners of the Inventables 50 States 3D Carver Contest have officially been announced and are listed below!



We selected one school from each of the 50 states (still waiting on you Delaware!) to receive a free 3D Carver! The schools selected ranged from K-12, high schools, community colleges, and universities. The schools were then able to choose between Inventables two 3D carving machines, the X-Carve or Carvey, as their grand prize.




The Inventables team was overwhelmed by the amount of thought, effort and care that these schools put into the three rounds of the contest.


Check out this great article from CNNMoney.com highlighting the winning schools from Tennessee and Hawaii! Read the full article here.



Alabama - James Clemens High School

Alaska - Dimond High School

Arizona - Zaharis Elementary School

Arkansas - Washington Middle School

California - Templeton High School

Colorado - Career Center

Connecticut - Salisbury School

Delaware - No Applicants

Florida - Imagine South Lake Charter

Georgia - Woodstock Middle School

Hawaii - Kailua Elementary

Idaho - Lewiston High School

Illinois - Pulaski International School of Chicago

Indiana - Purdue University

Iowa - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School District

Kansas - Wellington High School

Kentucky - Eastern Kentucky University

Louisiana - Scotlandville Magnet High School

Maine - Kents Hill School

Maryland - North County High School

Massachusetts - Sparhawk School

Michigan - Hillel Day School of Metro Detroit

Minnesota - Princeton Public Schools

Mississippi - Madison Career and Technical Center

Missouri - Kirksville Area Technical Center

Montana - Stillwater Christian School

Nebraska - Heritage Lake Academy

Nevada - Discovery Charter School Las Vegas

New Hampshire - Central High School

New Jersey - The College of New Jersey

New Mexico - Mountain View Middle School

New York - United Nations International School

North Carolina - Rockingham Middle School

North Dakota - North Star School

Ohio - Hilliard Weaver Middle School

Oklahoma - Tri County Technology Center

Oregon - Taft High School 7-12

Pennsylvania - Preston Area School

Rhode Island - St. Michael's Country Day School

South Carolina - Sugar Creek Elementary

South Dakota - Vermillion High School

Tennessee - Harriman High School

Texas - Klein Independent School District

Utah - M Lynn Bennion Elementary School

Vermont - Lyndon Institute

Virginia - Loudoun Academy of Science

Washington - Tacoma Science and Math Institute (SAMi)

West Virginia - Wheeling Country Day School

Wisconsin - BadgerBOTS

Wyoming - Little Snake River Valley Schools

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