International Space Station to Launch World’s First 3D Printed Satellite Assembled at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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International Space Station to Launch World’s First 3D Printed Satellite Assembled at Tomsk Polytechnic University

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Tomsk-TPU-120 satellite is the world’s first 3D printed satellite, built by scientists and students at Tomsk Polytechnic University.  The satellite was launched by the Soyuz-2.1 carrier on march 31, 2016 from from Baikonur Cosmodrome.  The satellite was delivered to the International Space Station on April 1st, 2016.  The satellite includes scientific instruments including solar panels, battery, and on-board radio equipment.

 

http://tpu.ru/en/news-events/760/

 

MakerGirl Using 3D Printing to Bring STEM to Girls

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MakerGirl Using 3D Printing to Bring STEM to Girls

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MakerGirl brings 3D printing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to life for girls.  MakerGirl teaches 3D printing to young girls while teaching them about cutting edge technology, new companies, women leaders in STEM, and so on.  MakerGirl is a non-profit organization started by young women from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  They work through donations that fund scholarships for underprivileged girls and provide STEM-related opportunities to girls in rural areas.   They offer sessions in Champaign, Southern Illinois, and Chicago.  They have launched MakerGirl Mobile, a 3D Printing Lab on Wheels, that for conducting 3D printing sessions for girls all over the country.

 

http://makergirl.us

 

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/makergirl-emphasizes-stem-for-girls

 

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