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Finalists in Worldwide 3D Printing Challenge

April 28, 2016

BSM seniors Joseph Busch and Brandon Banks have been recognized for their innovative work in engineering by local 3D printing company Stratasys. Students from around the world submitted an STL file of an original 3D design for a chance to win the Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge as well as a college scholarship.

IMG_4637.JPGWinners were narrowed down to two students per category and were announced end of April. Brandon was named a semi-finalist for his Wheelchair Sports Extension design. Joseph was a top 10 finalist for his Drill Press CNC Attachment design and ended up taking second place in the Engineering: Secondary Education category. In fact, Joseph was the only individual from Minnesota to place!

All finalists received their designs in the form of a 3D model printed on a Stratasys 3D Printer. Joseph, because he placed second, will also receive a Stratasys finalist hoodie and a $1,000 scholarship. Joseph's attachment assists students in computer-aided design while using equipment that most high schools already have.

This is a true reflection of the students’ talents and skills they have developed through BSM’s Advanced Competitive Science program, “a conceptual engineering program in which students explore mechanical and electrical systems through fabrication and assemblies, design processes utilizing 3D modeling tools and control systems incorporating sensor interfacing, data collection, motion control and embedded logic programming.” Our students work every day to solve problems that matter to them and tackle real world issues. Joseph and Brandon are great examples of student leaders in action.

Congratulations to both Joseph and Brandon on their accomplishments! #BSMProud

See below for Joseph’s design description featured on the Stratasys website and click here for the press release. 


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