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Adventures in 3D Printing

Have you ever wondered if you can bring your imagination to life? Did you know you can explore your love of creating and inventing new things through 3D printing?

Initiate your 3D printing journey and become a young “Print-ineer” for life! You will discover exciting ways you can 3D print everything from daily use objects to real structural components and learn about the strategies of structural design and manufacturing. At the end of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own 3D printed engineered structures and enjoy a team “building” project.


Program Dates and Audience

  • July 11-16, 2021
  • Rising 6-9 grade students

Program Fees

Choose from:

  • Commuting Scholar - $575
  • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
  • Residential Scholar - $975

Plus $25 Lab Fee

Meet Your Instructors

Robin James

Robin James is a second year Ph.D. candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of South Carolina. Robin works in the Laboratory of Active Materials and Smart Structures.

Sowmya Raghu

Sowmya Raghu is an instructor and research associate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of South Carolina. Sowmya works in the Enhanced Heat Transfer Laboratory.

About Pen Your Design

Sowmya and Robin are co-founders of Pen Your Design – a 3D printing start-up based in Columbia, SC. Pen Your Design provides hands-on 3D printing experience to students with a mission to encourage them to take up STEAM education by exposing them to 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Pen Your Design also provides advanced 3D printing classes for college students and adults.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.