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3D Technology Coming to College Students, Faculty, and Businesses in Howard County

Event Highlights Include Ribbon Cutting and Showcase of 3D-Printed Educational Models

The new 3D Innovation Hub at Howard Community College brings together education and business to build the workforce of the future. With 3D printing technology, students have the opportunity to build objects that have real-life applications to their future careers and faculty can develop specialized models to enhance their classroom instruction. Pilot projects from college faculty, staff, and students are currently under development, with consultation and printing services available for business use in the near future. With support from the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), the 3D Innovation Hub is the next step forward for 3D printing and additive manufacturing in Howard County, building upon the success generated by the HCEDA’s recent two-year initiative that helped raised awareness of additive manufacturing technology and its capabilities for commercial use.

WHO:          

Secretary Mike Gill, Maryland Department of Commerce

President Kathleen Hetherington, Howard Community College
Executive Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Government
Larry Twele, CEO, Howard County Economic Development Authority
Other Howard County elected officials and business leaders
Howard Community College faculty, staff, and students

WHAT:         

Celebrate new 3D Innovation Hub at Howard Community College with ribbon cutting and showcase 3D projects fabricated to enhance classroom and entrepreneurial education

WHEN:         Monday, May 9, 2016, at 10 A.M.

WHERE:           

HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Duncan Hall, first floor
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

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About HCC

Since 1970, Howard Community College (HCC) has been a preferred college choice for students and families in Howard County, Maryland. A public community college, HCC offers associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training and continuing education classes, to nearly 30,000 credit and noncredit students each year. Among HCC’s recent honors is being named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the seventh consecutive year.

Topics: Science & Tech
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