MINNEAPOLIS – The Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSYS), announced today winners in its fourth annual “Extreme Redesign: The Ultimate 3D Printing Challenge,” a global design and 3D printing contest for high school and college students. An in-depth web video profiling the three winning students and their designs is now available http://www.dimensionprinting.com/extreme-redesign/07-Winners.aspx.
The winners, announced today in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at the opening of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) Rapid 2008 Conference and Exposition, include: Ashley Bredemus (Rubik’s Sphere for the Blind) of Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, Minn.; George Suarez (Solar Powered Water Desalination Unit) of the University of California Davis in Davis, Calif.; and Essiah Underwood (Bfly Fan) of Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City, Okla. Their winning designs were chosen from a pool of more than 800 design entries from around the world. The three first place winners will receive $2,500 scholarships, with the remaining six runners-up receiving $1,000 scholarships each.
Runners-up in the high school category are Kyle Olbrich (The Eggcinerator) of Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Zach Stephens (Triple Play Light Bulb) of Westfield High School in Westfield, Ind. Runners-up in the University category are Ashley Lemon (Public Seating) of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minn. and Nate Moren (Flat Door Stop) of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minn. Runners-up in the Art and Architecture category are Benjamin Foley (Redesigned Lava Lamp) of Sherwood High School in Sherwood, Ore. and Nicole Redcross (Mrs. Redcross 2226) of Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City, Okla.
“Congratulations to our three winners and the runners-up for submitting an outstanding range of creative designs,” said Jon Cobb, vice president and general manager of 3D printing for Stratasys. “I would also like to thank our judges Karen Moltenbrey of Computer Graphics World, Ian Kovacevich of Enventys and Scott Schermer of S.C. Johnson, who had the challenging task of selecting our winners. I look forward to seeing another round of impressive entries from tomorrow’s designers and engineers as we kick off our 2008 competition in the coming weeks.”
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