Many educators agree that teaching STEM subjects requires hands-on, experiential education (as opposed to "teaching to the test"). But the tools and materials they need to do so are often too costly or too scarce in the budget-stretched world of education.
Boston-based NVBOTS, a MassChallenge alum with roots at MIT, provides one solution for schools struggling to fund hands-on experiences in subjects like physics, biology, and math. The company has created a 3-D printing system for schools that includes printer hardware, software that's easy to use, and printing materials like plastic. Their goal is to make it simple for teachers to integrate 3-D printing into their regular classroom activities. Read MoreNew dimensionsMIT-founded NVBots to ramp up its 3D printer for schools with crowdfunding campaign
Boston’s NVBots, a startup founded by students at MIT, aims to bring its education-focused, easier-to-use 3D printer to 30 schools this fall. Today, the company launched a Fundable equity crowdfunding campaign to help make it happen.