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Sunset Middle students use passion for 3D printing to help during COVID

 

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Sunset Middle School seventh grader Luke Huddle found a way to use his passion for computer science and 3D printing by producing and donating mask straps for the nurses and doctors at BCH.

When Krista Chiaravalle was first asked to leave her biology teacher position at Niwot High to join Sunset Middle School's staff as the STEM & Learning Coach, she was a little nervous but excited. "I didn't know a lot about coding [or computer science], but thought that it was a great opportunity and that we [she and the students] could learn together," Chiaravalle said. She explained that her STEM classes are hands-on, focusing on the building and designing; but her computer classes largely focused on coding with javascript and had a unit on 3D printing.

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