The Owensboro Innovation Academy engineering program got creative this year, finding a way to simultaneously learn new skills while saving the district money on classroom materials.
Knowing her students couldn’t share the materials like in years past, Engineering Facilitator Stephanie Gray thought outside the box on how to find enough supplies without spending the extra money.
Gray, with the help of students in the engineering program, used OIA’ 3D printers to make their own supply kits of blocks and shapes used for regular CAD modeling assignments.
“Because of the kids being at home, every kid needed their own kit,” Gray said. “Instead of spending $1,750 on 70 kits, we just 3D printed all the stuff and sent them home with the kids. That way, they’re still able to do some hands-on stuff without being in the building.””
OIA teaches students about drafting,…