PRINT STEM project – meeting in Kirkby-Stephen

PRINTSTEM UK MEETINGConsortium of partners in PRINT STEM project came to the North of England, to Kirkby-Stephen to participate in the 1st partner meeting. The meeting was held on 20 and 21 of April, 2015.

The meeting started with a welcome speech given by the Head of Kirkby-Stephen Grammar School followed by a short review of the kick-off meeting report presented by Forma Futuro.Then, the partners moved to current matters of the PRINT STEM project.

CISITA presented a detailed analysis of the first Intellectual Output, which is a DELPHI report on possible experiments to be carried out in schools with the use of 3D printing technology.

The partners reviewed the experiments that are to be teacher guided and those inspired by pupils’ ideas. It was suggested to create a network of teachers for information, idea and inspiration exchange. GADDA School shared their first experiences with 3D print which they initiated after the kick-off meeting in January. Partners also agreed to introduce teacher guided experiments first to help the teachers familiarize with the associated hardware, software and optimal procedures. Before the break, the participants started planning the details of activities related to Intellectual Output 2, i.e. methodology and guidelines for introduction of 3D print to schools.

After the break and a short tour of the school, the partners discussed the plans for the outputs 3, 4 and 5, which represent the activities directly related to experiments with 3D print. Supporting partners will assist schools in training, implementing and supporting the experimentation plans.

On the second day, the partners were discussing dissemination strategies and activities. Dissemination deadlines were also agreed on. The final part of the meeting was devoted to project’s budget, agreements and financial reporting.

The next meeting was scheduled to take place on 22 and 23 September 2015, in Ibi, Spain

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