UP NISMED Conducts Scoping Workshop on Materials Science and 3D Printing

UP NISMED conducted a three-day hybrid Scoping Workshop on the Integration of Materials Science and 3D Printing in Early STEM Education. The workshop, which was conducted on 2 to 4 March 2022, aimed to develop an action plan for sustaining collaboration on the integration of these fields in early STEM education. Nineteen participants representing various Department of Education (DepED) Bureaus and Schools Division Offices attended the plenary sessions which were given by resource persons from partner agencies and from the UP NISMED Director, Dr. Sheryl Lyn C. Monterola. The participants had the opportunity to share their thoughts on STEM education and teaching with technology through the workshops that were facilitated by UP NISMED staff. In addition to the plenary sessions and workshops, the participants visited three laboratories of the Department of Science and Technology Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI). The DOST-ITDI staff facilitated the visit to the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (AdMaTeL), Advanced Manufacturing Center’s Materials Development Laboratory (AMCen-MatDev), and DOST Metals Industry Research and Development Center's (DOST-MIRDC) 3D printing laboratories.

Participants listen as Dr. Sheryl Lyn C. Monterola, UP NISMED Director, discusses the applications of Materials Sciences and 3D printing in early STEM education.

The scoping workshop is part of the Teaching Early Additive Manufacturing and Materials with 3D Printing (TEAM 3D) project spearheaded by UP NISMED in collaboration with DOST-AMCen, DepED, and Dr. Rigoberto C. Advincula, a DOST Balik Scientist and a Professor of Case Western Reserve University.