Announcing IAP 3D Printer Recipients

We were overwhelmed by the responses to the Innovation Access Program, and were inspired by the many innovative ideas that you submitted for how you would use the printer with your youth.  We are excited to announce that we will be awarding a PrintrBot Simple 3D Printer and associated training to the 48 educators listed below. Even if you don’t see your name, we would still love to work with you – keep reading at the bottom of the page to find out how we can bring your 3D Printing plans to fruition.

First Last State
Georgia Tompkins Alaska
Danielle LoPresti Arizona
Rachel Galliani California
Heidi Ragsdale Colorado
Crystal Caouette Connecticut
Katelynn Scott Delaware
Kimberlynn  Jurkowski DC
Mary Fish Florida
Misty Nemeth Georgia
Jayson Reynon Hawaii
Kalynda Pearce Idaho
Gretchen Brinza Illinois
Jessica Suri Indiana
Alyssa Calhoun Iowa
Katie Don Carlos Kansas
Jason Hurst Kentucky
Karen Bean Louisiana
Carrie Emerson Maine
Tracy Hodge Maryland
Jenny Kostka Massachusetts
Chance Kemp Michigan
Jennifer Klecatsky Minnesota
Angela Johnson Mississippi
Gary Duncan Missouri
Stephanie DeBiasio Montana
Gwynette Williams Nebraska
Jillian Welch Nevada
Douglas Stith New Hampshire
Holly Rebovich New Jersey
Daniel de Leon New Mexico
Deborah Kravchuk New York
Deborah Dreyer North Carolina
Shannon Blomker North Dakota
Jennifer Haag Ohio
Bobby Reed Oklahoma
Carrie Carden Oregon
Brad Gentile Pennsylvania
Corey Lennon Rhode Island
Susan Merrill South Carolina
Joanna Law Tennessee
Deborah Cuellar Texas
Deborah Draper Utah
Jack Adams Vermont
vonita foster Virginia
Jessie Adkins Washington
Luke Hladek West Virginia
Becky Nutt Wisconsin
Alleta Baltes Wyoming

I’m getting a 3D Printer! What do I do now?

Tell a friend, tell your students, tell the world – and then sit tight. We’ll be getting in touch regarding the dates of our upcoming workshops as well as coordinating if we can run a workshop in your area.

I wasn’t selected 🙁 What now?

We still want to work with you 🙂 ! If you are able to travel to our Tech Center in Baltimore, we’ve got a 3D Printing workshop (printer included) this December! Check scheduled workshops here. If you can’t make it to Baltimore – we can try coming to you! To do a workshop in your area we need a hosting organization in which to run the workshop, a sponsoring organization to help fund it, and at least ten participants. Past hosts & funders have included State Science/STEM Action Centers, specific school districts, local foundations or organizations, and makerspaces. If you think you may know anyone who fits into the three categories listed above, please take a minute to complete this form and we’ll be in touch.

Thank you again for your participation! As you continue to make with your youth, feel free to check out the free resources on our Blueprint website, and if you want to receive periodic updates on making with youth, sign up for our Maker Educator Newsletter at Finally, we hope to be able to run this program again in coming years, so keep in touch via any of social media channels displayed on the tool bar on the right side of this page.

Announcing the Innovation Access Program

Digital Harbor Foundation is a leader in educational technology training for youth and educators. Through the Innovation Access Program, we we would like to expand access to innovative technology, resources and training to an increasing number of educators.

Announced in the White House’s New Commitments in Support of the President’s
Nation of Makers Initiative to Kick Off 2016 National Week of Making
and in partnership with Printrbot, MatterHackers, and BuildTak, we would like to expand access to our educator programs by announcing our commitment to provide a free 3D printer and accompanying multi-day training to one educator from every state.

Our technology workshops help educators, in both formal and informal settings, learn what they need to know to comfortably control (and troubleshoot) a 3D printer and incorporate iterative practice, 3D design, and 3D printing into their own curriculum. And with the help of this program, our hope is to increase access to other educators on 3D printing.

For details on what is covered in the workshop, please see this page and when you are ready, head over to complete the application.

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What others say about our 3D Printing Workshop:

The staff were super friendly and so enthusiastic. In 23 years of teaching, this is the best Teaching/Professional Development course I have taken. 3D printing and DHF inspire creativity! The time absolutely flew and I couldn’t wait for the next session.


The workshop is great. I really wish I had been able to participate when I first started working with a 3D printer…


The amount of hands on time with the printers was perfect. I really liked the various pathways we explored on generating stl files, especially doodlefab.


I was not super excited about attending this workshop ahead of time as I was not sure how it could relate to my program. I also had envisioned that the 3D printer would be huge and not able to move to the different sites where I have my after school program. I was quickly proven wrong. I learned so much this weekend and am so excited about taking this incredible resource back to my after­school program. I have come up with a whole bunch of lesson plans and am going to start right away. Thanks for a great workshop.


The workshop is exactly what is advertised. It will give educators at all levels understanding technology with the tools to learn 3D printing. It was the right amount of hands on and informative.