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A 3D printing lab would be beneficial to non-engineering science students for learning about microscopic organisms and learning about new technology that will most likely be prevalent in their future professional fields.

Samantha ParksBiomedical Sciences

 

Our research with arboviruses would benefit from a 3D printer and because we could synthesize and make models of the different viral proteins and see how they fit together to form different complexes. It would provide a visual tool for understanding the function and purpose of the viral proteins. We might be able to finally understand how the complexes form and associate during virus infection. Many research tools that are used in a laboratory are too expensive to allow training on. It would be nice to print out a replica and be able to use that for training purposes rather than having to train with the original highly valuable and fragile piece of equipment.

Jordan SteelCell and Molecular Biology

 

There is an amazing process that happens with a 3D printer: image to digitized file to physical output. One of the most fascinating things about digital fabrication is the ability to take a two-dimensional image and create a piece that you can hold in your hand. Suddenly, the possibilities of creation are endless. Anything imaginable can be printed.

KatArt

 

More product development careers are looking for rapid prototyping experience, much of which is manifested in 3D Printing.

Jon SorkinMechanical Engineering

 

A 3D printing lab would help with creating products who’s parts are engineered, promoting inventive thinking.

Kenzie JohnsonHuman development and Family Studies

 

3D printing at CSU could be utilized by all students and faculty ranging from design to structural biology, from architecture to engineering. If the proposed 3D printing facility is funded, it would unquestionably exemplify CSU’s Mission to set the standard for “teaching, research, service and extension.

Michael CaballeroCell and Molecular Biology

 

Having 3D printing on campus would greatly enhance the ability for all engineering students, especially those in senior design, to advance their modeling and manufacturing education in a way that is not currently available at CSU.

Ryan ClouseMechanical Engineering