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Sierra College STEM Puts Additive Manufacturing in Del Oro High School Class – 2013

Hundreds of high school freshman are gaining advanced manufacturing experience using rapid prototype equipment provided by the Sierra College STEM Collaborative.  The goal is to encourage technical careers.

Exposure to 3D printing entices students to dream, create, design and experience the fascinating world of additive manufacturing. They can watch objects being made by placing layer after layer of material down to build up a product rather than cutting away material from a solid.

The rapid prototype equipment and other cutting edge industrial design and manufacturing tools were put in this and other high school classrooms by the Sierra College STEM Collaborative, explained Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), Sierra College.

The Sierra STEM Collaborative is funded by California Community College Chancellor’s Office to create a pipeline of students interested in STEM careers. For information, go to or contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge at (916) 660-7801.

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