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3-D printing at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

STEM funding

3-D printing at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

3-D printing at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

STEM funding

3-D printing at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

Project description

A new and exciting project with Augsburg University of Applied Sciences commenced in April 2015. The aim of the project is to expand the offer of STEM subjects for school pupils at the university. For this purpose, a 3D printer was procured.

3D printing as an innovative production technology involves many exciting and current topics and thus a number of possibilities for school students to learn and experiment. Here, all STEM subjects can be covered: Science (bionics/biology), Technology (data transmission, data format), Engineering (printer control system, design and construction of technical models and parts, strength optimization of parts), Mathematics (production of geometric bodies and intersections of these base bodies, 3D functions, fractals).

The 3D printer is available to the schools for P-seminars*, vacation programs and project work. The school pupils are supported in the use of the 3D printer by students of Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, who put the 3D printer into operation and tested it. By working with the school pupils, the university students have the chance to pass on their expertise in using the printer.

The Frank Hirschvogel Foundation supports the project, which is a great example of networking between schools and universities, for the next three years.

[*P-seminar =a seminar for providing guidance on the choice of university studies or career. The seminar takes place in the senior year of a certain type of high school (Gymnasium) in the state of Bavaria and involves working on a project for 12 months together with external partners]

Project details

Topic: 3D printing

Age category: 11th grade

Venue: Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

Contact: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Thalhofer, Phone: +49 821 5586-3159,
Email: ulrich.thalhofer@hs-augsburg.de

Project funding

The goal is to raise awareness among school pupils of the opportunities for studying and embarking on a career in the STEM area or to strengthen existing interest in this. The Frank Hirschvogel Foundation is providing support over several years with respect to the technical equipment and personnel costs. 

Project inquiry

Cooperating schools

Jakob-Fugger-Gymnasium, Augsburg: Support during the school competition: Formula 1 in school

Peutinger Gymnasium, Augsburg: P-seminar*: Duration 2015-2017

Rudolf Diesel Gymnasium, Augsburg: P-seminar*: Duration 2015-2017

[*P-seminar =a seminar for providing guidance on the choice of university studies or career. The seminar takes place in the senior year of a certain type of high school (Gymnasium) in the state of Bavaria and involves working on a project for 12 months together with external partners]