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OHS Receives Grant for Purchase of 3D Printers from Illinois Retired Teachers Association

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OHS Receives Grant for Purchase of 3D Printers from Illinois Retired Teachers Association


OHS teacher grant recipients

Pictured in photo:  Presentation of Grant check from Illinois Retired Teachers Association representative,
Mr. Charlie Chrisman, to OHS Staff:  Brian Cooney (AP), Jamie Piper (Science Teacher), and Ms. Piper's AP Physics C class.

 

 

Oswego, Ill. (September 16, 2019) —  The OHS Science Department is committed to preparing students for not only careers in the 21st century but also in preparing students with a mindset that will allow them to problem solve, change, and thrive in whatever career and passion they choose to pursue.  Recently, Mr. Charlie Chrisman from the Illinois Retired Teachers Association presented the OHS Science Department a Grant in the amount of $598 to be used toward the purchase of two 3D printers for the department.  Using 3D printers, students will be able to create tangible models to represent complicated biological concepts, design and build working robots to simulate rovers or even living quarters on other planets, print lifesize or to-scale fossils produced from actual online 3D scans, print organs and/or their internal matrices to see how scientists are attempting to create them in the lab, and so much more.  The initial start of this program with the availability of these two printers allows teachers to familiarize themselves with the technology, the ability to begin researching lesson plans, and allow pilot classrooms to be able to share these experiences with students.  The long-term vision would be to have 3D printing become an integral part of our curriculum throughout the department.

Oswego Community Unit School District 308, Oswego High School, and especially the Science Department, are thankful to the Illinois Retired Teachers Association for the generous gift.