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Stratasys Partners with STEM Inc, Science Centre Singapore to Introduce 3D Design and Printing Applied Programs to Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers and Scientists

  • STEM Inc runs 3D STEM Applied Learning Programs to offer primary, secondary and junior college students their first-hand design and additive fabrication experience
     
  • Temasek Polytechnic is the first educational institution to introduce 3D printing curriculum in Asia Pacific and Japan
     

Singapore, 9 December 2015 - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced the partnership with STEM Inc, Science Centre Singapore to run 3D design and printing applied learning programs for primary, secondary and junior colleages. This offers local students with first-hand design and additive fabrication experience. Stratasys is dedicated to the sharing of 3D printing knowledge with educational institutions, government bodies and business organizations at Singapore’s first 3D Experience Center.

Through its partnership with STEM Inc, Science Centre Singapore, Stratasys has successfully reached out to students from four primary and secondary schools as well as junior colleges under the pilot program held earlier in 2015 to introduce design and additive manufacturing to the students. During the two-day workshop, students were exposed to the multiple capabilities of 3D printing as part of their applied learning program by designing and producing their own 3D printed models.

Chief Executive of Science Centre Singapore, Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, speaks at Stratasys’ media eventChief Executive of Science Centre Singapore, Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, speaks at Stratasys’ media event today about the benefits of introducing technologies like additive manufacturing at a young age to the future Singaporeans who will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Singapore in key areas like R&D and product innovation.

“There has been tremendous progress made in the areas of 3D innovation and 3D printing in recent years. Partnering with industry leader such as Stratasys enables students to gain early access to this new cutting edge technology and to equip themselves with better skills, so as to contribute to the real-world STEM industries in future,” commented Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng.

“The education program provides the opportunity for students to obtain first-hand 3D printing experience, and for educators to prepare skilled employees for the future, bridging the gap between education and the actual workforce,” said Ido Eylon, General Manager at Stratasys South Asia & Pacific. “Moving forward, we believe the next generation of engineers and designers will be able to unleash even more possibilities in 3D printing as we continue to push the boundaries of this innovative technology,” added Ido.

Stratasys’ media event also invites Temasek Polytechnic lecturer to share her experience in driving interest in engineering and technology among tertiary students through the adoption of the Stratasys education curriculum in its engineering course.

Stratasys unleashes even more possibilities in 3D printing“Working with Stratasys has enhanced the learning progress of our students greatly as they are more engaged in their engineering studies while they obtain hands-on experience to operate the latest 3D technologies, 3D printing systems and design for additive manufacturing, which are very relevant across industries currently,” said Chee Feng Peng, Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic.

The demand for engineers, scientists and skilled technicians is constantly on the rise as technology continues to touch every aspect of our lives, and this is outstripping supply of new talents coming into the workforce. Many countries are already facing shortage of talent with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills. According to the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, four of the top 10 professions with the biggest number of vacancies today in the country are engineering-related[1].

Stratasys, as the leading 3D printing solutions company, is committed to actively work with educational institutions and partnering organizations to drive interest in STEM education. Organizations that are keen to make use of the 3D experience center can get in touch with Stratasys directly, or work with STEM Inc to reach Stratasys.

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About Stratasys

For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers producing prototypes and parts; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and Thingiverse/GrabCAD communities with 5+ million free design components, printable files. With 3,000 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.

About STEM Inc, Science Centre Singapore

Established in January 2014, STEM Inc is a unit in Science Centre Singapore dedicated to igniting students’ passion for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). STEM Inc supports the STEM Applied Learning Programme in secondary schools.  In order to further enrich students’ learning experience, STEM Inc’s Industrial Partnership Programme creates opportunities for students to be exposed to the real-world STEM industries and potential STEM careers. Its mission is to nurture future Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians for Singapore as a quality STEM workforce is essential to building Singapore’s economy.

About Science Centre Singapore

Science Centre Singapore is a non-formal educational institution and a leading regional Science Centre. A custodian of creativity and innovation, the Centre has captured the evolution of scientific developments through unique and relevant exhibitions and shows.

The Centre houses 14 exhibition galleries with more than 1,000 exhibits, and another 30,000 sq metres of outdoor exhibition space showcasing the Waterworks exhibition, Ecogarden and Kinetic Garden. Other Science Centre Singapore attractions include the Omni-Theatre, Snow City and KidsSTOP™.

The Centre and its partners have played a pivotal role in transforming the way students and the public interact with and learn about science & technology. Together with the Omni-Theatre and Snow City, it has engaged and enriched more than 29.5 million students and visitors since 1977.

The Science Centre, Omni-Theatre and Snow City received 1.30 million visitors for FY2014/2015. For more information, please visit www.science.edu.sg

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