Recognizing Airwolf 3D Printers in STEM Education

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Vital Link Honors Erick Wolf with Innovative Design Award.

Airwolf 3D founder, Erick Wolf received the Innovative Design Award from Vital Link OC for his participation in various youth programs that introduced students to 3D printers in STEM education. Erick and his “Wolfpack” are strong supporters of Vital Link, a non-profit organization that specializes in linking students with career development and mentorship opportunities,  where they have played an significant role in the development of youth-centered events such as the ocMaker Challenge, The Annual STEM and the Arts Career Showcase, the UCI Energy Invitational, and and Vital Link STEM Exhibit Roadshow.  The award was presented to Erick by the esteemed director of Vital Link, Kathy Johnson during the 2015 Recognition Celebration. According to Kathy Johnson,

Our partnership with Airwolf is a perfect example of what it means to be involved in education and a Vital Link business partner. We are pleased to present Erick Wolf and Airwolf 3D the Innovative Design Award.

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Vital Link also recognized Jillian Johnson-Sharp, the OCDE and CTEp Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, with the Trailblazer award. Johnson-Sharp was pivotal in pioneering the highly successful ocMaker Challenge in which her tireless efforts led to a near doubling of participation between the years 2013 and 2014! Jillian Johnson-Sharp is instrumental in developing project-based curriculum that utilizes 3d printers in STEM education, among other things, to teach students how to realize their full creative potential. Airwolf 3D congratulates Jillian Johnson-Sharp on her well-deserved Trailblazer award and proudly supports her continued efforts to support the vision and mission of the Vital Link community.

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Vital Link is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to putting students into educational paths that will one day provide them with meaningful and economically sustainable careers. Vital Link has grown rapidly from a small organization that served just 200 students per year to one that today provides direct services to over 4,500 youth.  Vital Link is responsible for developing several forward-thinking programs that address our nation’s looming challenges including workforce development, civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, life skill training, and industrial ecology. Vital Link’s vision is that all students will graduate with an understanding of their career potential and through interactive programs expand their resources to select their future career. Click here if you would like to learn more about some of the programs that Vital Link OC offers:  Vital Link OC

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Airwolf 3D is committed to designing and manufacturing high-performance consumables, accessories and 3D printers that are fast, affordable, durable and easy to use. All Airwolf 3D printers are made in America, manufactured in the company’s 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Costa Mesa, Calif.  Airwolf 3D printers can be found in Fortune 500 companies, engineering firms, government agencies and schools worldwide. Click here to learn more about using Airwolf 3D printers for STEM education: 3D Curriculum. For more information visit, telephone (949) 478-2933, email, or visit the company’s showroom at 130 McCormick, Suite 105, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 for a free demonstration.