Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron

Faculty Advisor

Peterson, Amy M.

Abstract

The project’s goal was to incorporate 3D printing with chemistry education to allow chemistry teachers to better teach difficult concepts and topics. We conducted surveys of chemistry teachers to determine ways to incorporate 3D printed tools into chemistry classrooms. Based on this input, we created a compendium of 3D printable tools related to chemistry. We also created a 3D printing beginner’s guide for teachers. We made a list of common chemistry misconceptions and difficult topics, and provided 3D printable objects and simulations to help combat challenges in these topic areas. We developed three 3D printable tools for chemistry education which were posted to Thingiverse. All these resources were put onto a website we developed for the teachers: https://users.wpi.edu/~chem3dprint.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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