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.
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