3d printer

New ways of teaching and learning are supporting our vision for excellence in the sciences. This summer, science students assisting their professors with research gathered weekly for informational seminars. During one session the group met with faculty in the Winona Campus Technology Innovation Center for a demonstration on three-dimensional printing.

Students and faculty discussed how this rapidly evolving technology can aid scientific research, including projects at Saint Mary’s. Three-dimensional printing can provide visual representation of items that are very difficult to model in a physical form with traditional means. The discussion explored other ways 3-D printing can stimulate ideas and open new possibilities in the sciences.