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By the end of the decade we want a 3D carver in every school in the USA. To kickstart the project we have committed to President Obama and the White House to donate a 3D carver to a school in every state.

Inventables will be donating 3D carving machines to K-12, High Schools, Community Colleges and Universities in all 50 states. Last year, Inventables hosted a contest for a public maker space in every state to receive a 3D carving machine.

This year, Inventables will launch a version of the contest aimed at identifying schools committed to creating more opportunities for their students to design, prototype and build their ideas and prepare themselves for careers in advanced manufacturing, industrial design, and engineering.

3D carving machines, historically known as computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines, are making it easier, faster and more efficient for individuals to digitally fabricate designs using a variety of materials, from foam and wood to acrylic, and even metal.

The contest will be a three round process. Based on the responses to round 1 (the application form), applicants will be invited to participate in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.


AlabamaJames Clemens High School
AlaskaDimond High School
ArizonaZaharis Elementary School
ArkansasWashington Middle School
CaliforniaTempleton High School
ColoradoCareer Center
ConnecticutSalisbury School
DelawareNo Applicants
FloridaImagine South Lake Charter
GeorgiaWoodstock Middle School
HawaiiKailua Elementary
IdahoLewiston High School
IllinoisPulaski International School of Chicago
IndianaPurdue University
IowaMarcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School District
KansasWellington High School
KentuckyEastern Kentucky University
LouisianaScotlandville Magnet High School
MaineKents Hill School
MarylandNorth County High School
MassachusettsSparhawk School
MichiganHillel Day School of Metro Detroit
MinnesotaPrinceton Public Schools
MississippiMadison Career and Technical Center
MissouriKirksville Area Technical Center
MontanaStillwater Christian School
NebraskaHeritage Lake Academy
NevadaDiscovery Charter School Las Vegas
New HampshireCentral High School
New JerseyThe College of New Jersey
New MexicoMountain View Middle School
New YorkUnited Nations International School
North CarolinaRockingham Middle School
North DakotaNorth Star School
OhioHilliard Weaver Middle School
OklahomaTri County Technology Center
OregonTaft High School 7-12
PennsylvaniaPreston Area School
Rhode IslandSt. Michael's Country Day School
South CarolinaSugar Creek Elementary
South DakotaVermillion High School
TennesseeHarriman High School
TexasKlein Independent School District
UtahM Lynn Bennion Elementary School
VermontLyndon Institute
VirginiaLoudoun Academy of Science
WashingtonTacoma Science and Math Institute (SAMi)
West VirginiaWheeling Country Day School
WyomingLittle Snake River Valley Schools