• Survivor Made

    Bringing Additive Manufacturing to Marginalized Communities in Rural Kentucky

    Somerset Community College (SCC) is uplifting its local community in rural Kentucky, empowering women in the workforce and creating opportunities for marginalized groups. SCC is pushing the boundaries of what a technical education could look like, broadening its impact by bringing additive manufacturing to everyone regardless of their gender, socioeconomic positioning, or background. This year, […]


  • Phil Kopsaftis in front of self-repaired amplifiers and synthesizers.

    One Student’s Path From Work to School and Back Again

    Transitioning from the safe cocoon of academia to the wide-open plains of professional life can intimidate anyone. With industries and skillsets transforming quickly with Industry 4.0, the journey can feel foggy and it’s easy to get lost in the grind of it all. But there are many ways to get from point A to point […]


  • 5 Tips for Shining a Social Media Spotlight on Your Students

    Kids, pets, and food are subjects that dominate social media, no question. But if you’re an educator, there can be many upsides to expanding your social media interactions beyond those categories to start promoting your students and their classroom projects. Showing off the good work going on in your classes can help recruit new students, […]


  • “Make It Modular” Circular Design Scholarship Contest

    Imagine your community as a material bank, rich with resources to reuse. This describes the circular economy model, which makes the built environment sustainable by upcycling waste, circulating existing materials, or regenerating nature. Through a new scholarship contest, Autodesk is challenging high school students to apply circular economy principles, reusing a shipping container to design […]


  • ITE President Award

    How a Top Educator in Singapore Motivates Students Through Small Successes

    Jeff Koh Hock Tong struggled as a student, barely passing his classes and receiving low scores on exams. He was unmotivated, but also lacked a mentor who could give him the individual academic attention he needed. So, thinking school just wasn’t for him, Koh started working part time while studying to retake his exams as […]


  • Humanmade

    Advanced Manufacturing Jobs Certification

    Manufacturing is undergoing a digital makeover. This accelerated digitization of a traditionally “offline” industry has created a growing skills gap—and manufacturing professionals increasingly need both mechanical and software skills with certifications to succeed. That’s where Humanmade comes in. Home to San Francisco’s first advanced manufacturing training center, Humanmade offers the hands-on training, tools, and facilities […]


  • ASEE American Society for Engineering Education and Autodesk

    A Lesson-Plan Contest That Stokes Positive Social Change

    Gen Z is on track to become the most educated generation yet—many of whom are budding social entrepreneurs looking to solve problems in their communities. As an educator, tapping into this passion is a great way to get your students excited about using their engineering skills to bring about positive change in the world. To […]


  • Manufacturing and Construction

    Closing the Manufacturing and Construction Skills Gap

    Identifying Skill Gaps Digitization in manufacturing and construction, along with an aging cohort that will soon retire, has resulted in a decades-long shortage of skilled workers in these industries. An estimated 4.6 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade—the manufacturing and construction skills gap could leave 2.4 million positions unfilled […]


  • Fusion 360 Educator Forum

    Join your peers on the Fusion 360 Educator Forum

    Managing your Fusion 360 projects has never been easier Autodesk is pleased to announce another addition to our offerings for Autodesk® Fusion 360® education community: the Fusion 360 Educator Forum. Since its launch, Fusion 360 has seen tremendous growth in the education community; now we are launching this forum to bring educators together. This forum […]


  • A Class Project Straight from the Heart

    When you think back to the classroom Valentine’s Day parties of your childhood, do images of those iconic candy conversation hearts come to mind? Maybe you hoped that the one your crush gave you was a subtle hint at their deeper feelings (UR CUTE, swoon). Though your students are too old for card exchange parties, […]