The 3D Printing STEM classes went on a field trip to Innosek Additive Manufacturing and the Buffalo Curling Club. At Innosek, Mr. John Kappel showed our students around his facility which houses over 50 3D printers. They learned about the different types of filaments and their applications. Mr. Kappel also spoke about the importance of finding a career that reflects one's passion. He also discussed how networking with other people helped create new opportunities for his company.
The class then walked 30 feet over to the Buffalo Curling Club, where none other than Mr. Darrel Skelton (yes, the former Lackawanna MS Social Studies teacher!) taught them all about ice rinks and the sport of curling. Our students learned how ice in a rink is kept frozen, how graphics are embedded in the ice and how to resurface ice just for curling. Finally Mr. Skelton taught us how to play curling and we tested our skills in a friendly round. Our students were surprised about how much fun they had playing the sport.