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Waring Teacher and Alumnus Collaborate to Make 3D-Printed Face Masks

By Graham Pearsall on 04/30/2020

Waring's three 3D printers are rarely silent while students are on campus and have continued to buzz even in their absence.

Francis Schaeffer, Waring's STEM Coordinator and FLL Coach of the Brickwolves, has kept the 3D printers in Waring's makerspace busy the past few weeks making face masks. Each mask takes about nine hours to print and another 40 minutes to assemble using instructions supplied by Waring alumnus Bennett Ahearn '03.

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Inventive Middle Schoolers Design Balloon-Powered Cars

By Graham Pearsall on 12/11/2019

Design. Test. Refine.

For the past several months, eighth graders in Waring's STEM science class have been using 3D-modeling software and 3D printers to design and then print the parts for a balloon-powered car.

The course emphasizes a design-build process and the use of the scientific method to observe problems and test solutions.

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