Challenge and Expo at Kennebec Valley Community College in March

3D printing design challenge open to teams from Maine K-12 schools

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 12:15pm

FAIRFIELD —  The Perloff Family Foundation and the Maine Space Grant Consortium will sponsor the 2020 Maine 3D Printing Design Challenge and Expo, Saturday, March 7, at the Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield.

The 3D printing design challenge is open to teams from Maine K-12 schools. Teams will bring needs or problems from classroom studies to create Maine-related solutions. All academic disciplines are invited to participate. The KVCC's student 3D printing club will help host the event.

The Expo will include mini-workshops in a variety of subjects focused on 3D printing; presentations from teachers and others who use the technology; networking opportunities; and judging and awards for team members.

The event is open to the public.

More information, including the challenge rules and guidelines, is on KVCC's website: Official registration will open soon.

The Perloff Family Foundation has donated close to 500 3D printers to schools and classrooms in Maine, significantly enhancing the interest of K-12 students in science, engineering, and technology, according to the Foundation, in a news release.

The Maine Community Foundation has supported the Perloff Family Foundation’s grantmaking for 20 years.

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional personnel in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.

To learn more about the foundation, visit