By Stephanie Keer, Konica Minolta – At Konica Minolta, we have a strong mission to drive STEM education in the U.S., using technology to advance thinking and foster creativity around innovations that address 21st-century challenges. We are a technology company, but we are also driven to make a difference for students, specifically by supporting the diverse learning experiences within their educational environments, and piquing their interest in developing the designs of our future.
To that end, we’re excited to announce the winners of our first-ever Konica Minolta 3D Innovation Contest, for which entrants were asked to submit an essay about their school, and potential uses for the contest prizes. Prizes include a Dremel 3D printer, extra spools of filament, and a one-year subscription to the MyStemKits educational curriculum to spark student interest in STEM subjects. We were impressed and inspired by the ideas submitted from each school, and are proud to announce the winning U.S.-based K-12 classrooms. These deserving schools will receive a prize package valued at $2,200. Congratulations to the winners (listed below with a brief note about their impressive contest submissions):