Minneapolis - The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys Inc., announced teacher incentives for encouraging students to participate in its fourth annual "Extreme Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge," a global design and 3D printing contest for high school and college students that awards scholarships to student winners.
Last year's Extreme Redesign contest received more than 1000 student entries from around the world and Dimension looks to encourage even more participation by awarding teachers of first place student winners in this year's contest a notebook computer for use in the classroom. To qualify, the instructor's name and email address should be included on the contest application form, available at www.dimensionprinting.com/extreme.html.
Across all three categories, this program gives students a venue to share unique concepts with the world and aims to encourage design students across the globe to pursue careers in the field of design engineering.
To enter the high school or university engineering categories, students need to identify an existing product and redesign it, making the original design better by adding new functionality or aesthetic qualities. For submissions in the art and architecture category, the emphasis should be on originality and the overall beauty or aesthetic of the design.
Once the design is complete, students send an .stl file of their Extreme Redesign, a completed submission form, and a 200-word description of the value and benefit of the Extreme Redesign part via Dimension's Web site.
Final submissions must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2007. A panel of independent judges from various industries will judge final entries on the basis of creativity, usefulness, part integrity, and beauty. Winners will be selected in February 2008 and will receive $2500 or $1000 scholarships.
Complete contest rules and submission information is available at www.dimensionprinting.com/education/extremeredesign.shtml.
For video, photos, and descriptions of last year's winning Extreme Redesigns, visit www.dimensionprinting.com.