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Beyond Plastics: 3D Printing for Global Impact

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT

The Gorongosa Foundation made a donation to the Boise State MakerLab and Innovation Studio in response to their work donating face shields to them: Michel Sousa, Amy Vecchione (black top), Griff Allen and Dick Sevier (white shirt), pose with some of the creations at the B Plaza, photo Patrick Sweeney

Boise State University Associate Professor and Head of Emerging Technologies and Experiential Learning, Amy Vecchione, presents “Beyond Plastics: 3D Printing for Global Impact” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13.

This presentation seats you in an online classroom, just like Boise State students. From face shields for Gorongosa National Park to PPE for local hospitals to a myoelectric transhumeral prosthetic arm to neonatal heart models, Amy will share how the Albertsons Library MakerLab is a place to create community and serve the community at the same time. Register using the form below to reserve your seat!


About Amy Vecchione

Amy Vecchione is a professor in Albertsons Library’s MakerLab. She recently assisted in Project Face Shield, where makers at Boise State University worked together to create emergency protective equipment during the pandemic crisis. She works to create an inclusive makerspace at Boise State University where all students, staff, and faculty can convene and invent together.

Amy believes that makerspaces should be interdisciplinary and inspire everyone to use their skills, experiences, and prior learning to make new connections and create new knowledge. In this way, she has helped a variety of teams to solve unique problems in their community including accessibility issues, finding joy, and assisting with independence. She publishes and writes about empowering students to use emerging technology.

Seating is Limited — Register Today!

Registration will be open through August 12.

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