Competition: 3D printing on Mars

13 March 2013

3D printing brochure coverUCL Engineering will be at the National Big Bang Fair 2013 talking about 3D printing. With our partners STEMNET and Black Country Atelier, we’ll be showing visitors to the fair how it works, how they can use it, and what people here and elsewhere are doing with it in science and technology. We’d like to invite young people aged between 7 and 16 to take this even further, designing a habitat or vehicle to be 3D printed for use off-world by Mars explorers.

Winners will be chosen in 3 age categories to have their work turned into digital designs and printed by Black Country Atelier, and the overall winner will receive a class on 3D printing for their school. Our own Professor of Materials and Society and 3D printing enthusiast Mark Miodownik will be helping with the judging!

You can still enter even if you can’t make it to our stall between 14th-17th March. Look up our 3D printing brochure to find out about how this exciting new technology works, as well as how researchers at UCL are using it in their work, and things to consider about the impact it will have on our world

The competition is open to all children between 7 and 16, who must submit their entry via their school.  Entries must be received by 1st of April.

Find the full information in the competition details sheet on the STEMNET website.

The complete set of rules is available on the STEMNET site.

If you would like to promote the competition, please print and share the competition poster.

Good luck!

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