Students for a Smarter Planet ..leaders with conscience
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Hey, I saw this and thought it said robo-hound — y’all know how much I like dogs.  well, if you didn’t you do now.  Anyway.  discovered it’s a hand and this technology is fascinating.  Students at the University of Vermont are making 3D turtles for an exhibit to encourage species  preservation.  We expect to see more about that project here.

Meanwhile: here is the article–abc-news-tech.html

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Another Students for a Smarter Planet award! Congratulations to the University of Vermont in collaboration with ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, and Mount Mansfield Union High School. Students from there are going to model the development of endangered spiny softshell hatchlings turtles in ECHO’s head-start program through the use of 3D printing technology. The multi-institution team hopes to gain and share a better understanding of how turtles grow in captivity ultimately improving its animal care husbandry to support the healthy growth and development of the turtles. ECHO‘s goal is to release a more robust population back in to the wild to improve their chance of survival with the long term goal of increasing the population of spiny softshell turtles in the Lake Champlain Basin. YAY

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