“It was a great opportunity to meet teachers and other education professionals who are interested in working with us as we advance our programs in 3D design and printing,” said Professor Aaron Knochel (Art Education), referring to a technology summit that was held in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., on Nov. 1.
Teachers, administrators, and IT staff from school districts and BOCES throughout Westchester and Rockland counties attended to hear about new instructional technologies being used in the region. Dan Freedman, dean of the School of Science & Engineering, led a breakout session for approximately 20 participants, during which he highlighted the development of the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz as well as the certificate program in digital design and fabrication that is currently available for students.
“There was a great deal of interest from people in BOCES, program directors, and art and technology teachers in a number of different school districts in collaborating with us through our 3D printing initiative,” Freedman said. “The connections we made will help a great deal in forming partnerships with area school districts that benefit New Paltz students as our 3D design and printing program grows.”