Learning in 3D

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Students at Pulaski Street School in the Riverhead Central School District are participating in a new after-school program that focuses on printing and engineering design. The program is being offered at the Long Island Science Center and is a collaborative endeavor spearheaded by Cailin Kaller, the center’s executive director, and Pulaski Street School Media Specialist Amelia Estevez-Creedon.

As part of the weekly program, the group of students will learn principles of engineering through hands-on projects, as well as instruction in Tinkercad, a 3D design program, and Polar Cloud, a 3D printing program.  

“Our students will have the opportunity to use 3D printers as a creative problem-solving tool and expand what they are learning in our school’s media center,” said Estevez-Creedon. 

Pulaski Street is among the first schools to offer this opportunity, which was made possible through a grant from the Long Island Community Foundation.