3-D printer to be showcased at library open house

The Kent State library acquired a 3-D printer as a gift from USG and the class of 2013 last school year and because of its popularity the library invested in a second 3-D printer over the summer. All students have access to the printers and their innovative capabilities free of charge.

Olivia Young

A 3-D printer has been added to the Kent Campus main library that will be showcased at the Parents and Families Day open house on the first floor lobby Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The new printer will go alongside Kent State University’s first 3-D printer, which was donated last year by the Undergraduate Student Government. Both printers are available for student use.

Fifteen-minute tours will be given throughout the open house to demonstrate how the academic library has adapted to this new style of learning.

“What we want to do is show parents that we are committed to making their student’s experience at Kent State a successful one and that they are in good hands,” said James Bracken, dean of the University Libraries.

Students and their families will also have the opportunity to take pictures with the library’s new mascot, Rockwell “Rocky” K. Squirrel and meet Bracken along with other faculty members.

Contact Olivia Young at [email protected].