KENNESAW, Ga. | February 17, 2022
Kennesaw State University was honored Thursday by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) for its 3D printing ecosystem.
At an award ceremony in Atlanta, KSU was honored with the award for best “Digital Transformation” by an educational, government or non-profit institution. The award recognizes an entity whose digital transformation implemented in the last 12 months impacted the efficiency of the organization and the advancement of its mission.
The 3D printing ecosystem is a single, coordinated system of hardware, software, and people at the University, enabling interdisciplinary collaborations between students and staff on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. Mechanical Engineering Technology Professor Randy Emert, Information Systems Professor Dominic Thomas, Art Professor Jeff Campana, and Educational Technology Professor Jason Harron are among several faculty members who have been instrumental in the ecosystem’s success. 3D printing.
The University has approximately 120 3D printers across its campuses. More students than ever are using 3D printing technology, a skill that is increasingly sought after by employers as it is introduced into more curricula.
“Other universities have this technology, but what’s different with Kennesaw State is that we’re trying to make it accessible to students across the curriculum,” Thomas said. “We are trying to make it possible not only for engineering and architecture. We are trying to make it feasible and scalable so that people can use it reliably.”
The TAG Technology Awards is a preeminent awards program that promotes and celebrates the inclusive technology community throughout Georgia.
– Abbey O’Brien Barrows
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, and entrepreneurial spirit attract students from across the country and around the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated (R2) doctoral research institution, placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of US colleges and universities with R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.