3D Printing Makerspace & Career Pathways Grant Workshop

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Cogwell Polytechnical College

1175 Bordeaux Drive · Sunnyvale, CA

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Directions: http://www.cogswell.edu/about/directions.php

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We are launching this new 3D printing meetup for educators. For our launch, we will demonstrate how 3D printing, scanners and modeling tools can form part of a Makerspace. We will also take you through the $250M California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) Grant with grant writing guru Gary Carnow. This grant is a perfect opportunity to fund 3D Printing Makerspaces!


We will 3D scan the educators holding the 5 winning entries and print your bust (value $59) on the Mcor IRIS paper 3D printer in white office paper! Must be present to win.

- Dr. Gary Carnow (virtual), Educator and Grant Writer
- Dr. William Kao, Educator and Consultant
- Geoffrey Doyle, CEO, GrowShapes LLC (http://www.growshapes.com)
- Sixense and their amazing easy modeling tool MakeVR ( http://www.sixense.com/makevr )

Cost: Free

Registration: Cheryl Downing, [masked] or [masked] (or on Meetup site)

The workshop objective is to help educators write a successful grant proposal for creating 3D printing Makerspaces or Fab Labs within their schools. This is also an opportunity to experiment with 3D printing and scanning.


5:30-6:00pm Registration & refreshments

6:00-6:45pm Dr. Gary Carnow, an educator and successful grantwriter, will discuss how to create a winning grant proposal for creating 3D printing makerspaces or fab labs

6:45-7:05pm Dr. William Kao, an educator and consultant, will briefly discuss how 3D printing can be used within the classroom

7:05-7:15pm Geoffrey Doyle, GrowShapes CEO, will briefly overview the importance of 3D printing to future workforce development

7:15-8:15pm An interactive Makerspace demonstration of 3D printing, 3D scanning, modeling by Sixense (MakeVR) and file fixing. We will get you as hands on as possible using the equipment and you will have something 3D printed to take home!

8:15-9:00pm Q&A (or more playing with the equipment!) with all of the above speakers, so that educators can ask questions after they have experienced the 3D printing Makerspace. Prize drawing and scanning will be completed before end of session. Must be present to win.

Key grant dates:
- Letter of intent due: Friday, February 14, 2014
- Application is due Friday, March 28, 2014

Important grant resources:
Announcement letter (http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r17/ccpt14cov.asp)
Request for proposal

Purpose of grant (from the RFP):

The California Department of Education (CDE) is accepting applications from school districts, county offices of education, direct-funded charter schools, and community college districts for the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT). Funds in the amount of $249,750,000 have been appropriated as part of Assembly Bill 86, Chapter 48, Statues of 2013, for the establishment of kindergarten through community college (K–14) career pathways programs in the form of one-time competitive grants available for the 2014–15 fiscal year through the 2017–18 fiscal year.

Presenter Bios:

Gary A. Carnow
Chief Propellerhead, Inventive Thinkers ( http://inventivethinkers.org )

Gary has worked as a teacher, administrator, technology director and as a Chief Technology Officer in Southland school districts including Pasadena, Alhambra and Los Angeles Unified. Dr. Carnow has written over $175 million dollars worth of funded competitive grant proposals. In conjunction with faculty from Pepperdine University, Dr. Carnow designed, developed and implemented the California Model Technology Schools (MTS) Project at Alhambra [masked]). As one of six, pioneering five million dollar competitive grants, the MTS Project provided California schools with models of what was possible in technology education. Dr. Carnow is a recipient of the Marshall McCluhan Award in Global Communications for his work in technology staff development and was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2002. He has taught in the CSULA graduate school of education for over fifteen years and has authored software products published by Knowledge Adventure as well as numerous publications and learning resources for Apple, IBM, Scholastic and others. As one of the first grant writing experts to share his expertise on-line in the early days of the internet via America On Line in 1996, he continues to assist technology grant writers on-line at http://techlearning.com (http://techlearning.com/) where he is known as the "Grant Guru" and in-print in Tech&Learning magazine.

Geoffrey Doyle
CEO, GrowShapes LLC ( http://www.growshapes.com );
Founder and Co-chair ofSVForum 3D Printing and Scanning SIG (https://svforum.org/3Dprinting) and 3D Printing for Education Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/3D-Printing-for-Education)

Geoffrey Doyle is CEO of GrowShapes LLC, which provides leading-edge 3D printing and scanning products and services in Silicon Valley. Starting his career in the British Army (Royal Engineers), he transitioned into venture capital and worked at Percipient Capital in London for over 10 years investing in UK technology companies. After moving to Silicon Valley he established SVForum's 3D Printing and Scanning Special Interest Group at the beginning of 2013, the first monthly meeting forum for 3D printing related technology in Silicon Valley. He is also a business advisor to Silicon Valley companies, such as Sixense Entertainment ( http://www.sixense.com ), and a frequent speaker on the topic of 3D printing investments and technology trends. Geoffrey holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester (UK), an MBA from Manchester Business School (UK) and graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Dr. William Kao
Consultant and Educator

Dr. Kao will be teaching a new course on “3D Printing” at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension, in the Spring Quarter (April-May) 2014. He currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses. Dr. Kao is a consultant for several Clean Tech and VC companies in Silicon Valley, and a Clean Technology consultant for the Governments of China, Taiwan and Malaysia. He has authored more than 40 technical papers, and has 8 US patents. He workedin the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 yearsholding several executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence DesignSystems. Dr. Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.