LETS: Prepare for the Future

With funding provided by a grant from Arkansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR, teachers will learn how to integrate emerging technology into their classrooms, inspire the next generation of leaders, and prepare tomorrow’s workforce to thrive in the new economy. There is no fee to attend and each registered teacher will receive free technology! 

Professional development workshops & free technology

LETS: Prepare for the Future is a set of workshops, hosted by EAST in partnership with NSF EPSCoR, whose mission is to strengthen research and education in Science and Engineering in Arkansas. Workshops begin June 5th and are available to any K-12 teacher in Arkansas. Each registered teacher for LETS: 3D Print will receive a free 3D Printer. Registration for these two sessions is limited to one session per teacher.

LETS: 3D Print

June 21, 2024, 8:30 am -11:30 am -or- 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a fast-paced, hands-on workshop where you'll learn everything you need to know to set up, operate, and maintain your 3D printer in just three hours. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, this session is designed to get you printing with confidence.

During this intensive workshop, you'll:

Bring your own internet-enabled device (computer, Chromebook, or tablet) to access online resources. By the end of the workshop, you'll be ready to start printing on your new machine with confidence. Don't miss this opportunity to jumpstart your journey into the exciting world of 3D printing!

Each participant will receive a free Bambu Lab X1-Carbon Combo EDU Bundle to take with them to use in their classroom. 

Location: In-Person

EAST Initiative

6215 Ranch Dr

Little Rock, AR 72223

Meet your LETS: 3D Print Trainer

Joel Gordon has been a technician, artist, designer, and fabricator. As an Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer, he received advanced training in electronics and computer programming. After leaving the military, he studied art, design, and mechanics and was Scenic Lead and Production Engineer at the world-renowned Chicago Scenic Studios. Joel was Co-founder and Executive Director of Arkansas’s first Makerspace, The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. He has been invited to speak at events around the nation and has presented in Washington D.C. at the Capitol Hill Maker Faire and for the Congressional Maker Caucus concerning the new “Maker Economy” and micro and distributed manufacturing. Joel is currently the Senior Solutions Specialist for MatterHackers, the largest 3D printing solutions provider in the United States.