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Bring your creativity, passion for 3D design and appreciation for veterans together in a new STEM challenge

The Army Educational Outreach Program, managed by Battelle, has launched the “We <3 Veterans Pin Design” challenge with Future Engineers. Students in fourth to eighth grade will use their 3D design skills to create a wearable pin that demonstrates their gratitude towards veterans. If chosen as one of the ten finalists, the pin will be printed and distributed to veterans who visit the National Veterans Memorial Museum in Columbus, Ohio!

we <3 veterans thumbnailStudents can complete this free, online challenge at home or in the classroom, in-person or virtually. Check out the landing page for tools and resources to support the pin design process, so you can participate even if you are not a 3D design expert! All pin designs must be submitted by Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2021. The designs will then be reviewed by a panel of judges that includes U.S. service members and veterans.

The ten finalists will also receive a $100 gift card toward a professional 3D print of their design. The winner of the challenge will receive a 3D printer donated to the school, library or organization of their choice to continue their 3D designing!

Challenge Timeline

  • September 8 – November 11, 2021: Students submit their 3D pin designs
  • November 11, 2021 – January 27, 2022: Judges review 3D pin design submission
  • January 28, 2022: Finalists announced
  • February 4, 2022: Winner announced

The We <3 Veterans Pin Design challenge is open 4th-8th grade students attending a public, private, or home school in the United States, including U.S. territories or possessions and schools operated by the U.S. for the children of US personnel overseas. For full competition details and resources, visit the “We <3 Veterans Pin Design” challenge website.

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