3D printing workshop to spark creativity and problem-solving skills among students

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THROUGH a collaborative effort, the Seri Delima service centre and Seameo Recsam, have launched the 3D printing workshop programme for primary and secondary school students in Seri Delima.


The objective of this programme is to provide hands-on learning opportunities and foster creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills, as well as 3D printing technology that can help prepare young learners for a competitive future driven by innovation and technology.


This platform is also aimed at sparking interest among students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.


Seameo Recsam centre director Dr Azman Jusoh said such programmes will play a key role in building critical thinking and honing creative talents to solve real-life daily problems through the design process.


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Tan (in white) having a light moment with one of the students at the maker space.


“Through this initiative, we also hope to enhance and elevate awareness of STEM education among students, as well as encourage the use of Tinkercard software to design the models.


“These are the aspects that the centre is exploring and hopeful of achieving through this collaborative effort with all the related parties,” Azman said in his speech during the opening ceremony of the workshop at Seameo Recsam in Jelutong today.


Meanwhile, Seri Delima assemblyman Connie Tan Hooi Peng lauded the parties for organising such an initiative, who also went on to say that 3D printing is a normalising invention.


“It provides students and educators access to resources that were once out of reach.


“Schools can establish maker-spaces where young minds are free to experiment, to create, and to learn through hands-on experience.


“This practical application of knowledge not only supports STEM education but also prepares students for the challenges of the future workforce.


“As we kickstart this workshop, I would like to commend the organisers for their vision and dedication to fostering a community of innovators and creators.


“Your efforts in arranging this event are crucial in equipping our citizens with the skills and confidence to navigate and contribute to a rapidly evolving technological landscape,” Tan said in her speech.


The workshops, which start in February and end in March this year, will expect a total of 80 students from different schools in Seri Delima to participate in this programme.


This initiative is also supported by Tech Dome Penang, Penang STEM and Fabbxible Technology.


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Tan showing her souvenirs.


These hands-on workshops will be conducted by qualified trainers from Seameo Recsam and Penang Tech Dome.


Also present at the event were Penang STEM general manager Richard Chung, Tech Dome Penang chief executive officer Khoo Boo Wooi and Fabbxible Technology chief executive officer Ong Chern Chung.


Story by Kevin Vimal
Pix by Siew Chia En