DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University professor of computer science Dr. Ming-Shan Su recently presented an IT Camp for Beginners at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library in Durant.
The camp featured a two-day workshop on 3D Printing and Design for participants of all ages on July 12 and 13. Over 60 individuals participated in the workshop over the two-day period, with the Durant city library now able to provide 3D printing services following the event thanks to the knowledge presented by Dr. Su.
Topics covered in the presentation included information on resources available for 3D printing in the community, software operation, products that can be created using 3D printing, and demonstrations on equipment operation.
“Even though we are in a small town, it’s important to have access to emerging technology that is available in larger cities,” said Su. “The Durant library was able to procure two 3D printers, and now they have the capability to offer 3D printing services to those in our community.
“For this year’s IT camp, we wanted to choose a technology that could benefit the majority of people around the city of Durant regardless of age, gender, background, or whatever else. I think that 3D printing was the best technology to pick.”
In addition to Dr. Su’s presentation, undergraduate student Landon Robinson gave a presentation on “Home-owner Level 3D Printers”.
This was the second consecutive summer in which Dr. Su hosted an “IT Camp”, having covered the Internet of Things, Raspberry Pi, and Scratch 3 coding in the summer of 2022.
Founded in 1909, Southeastern Oklahoma State University provides an environment of academic excellence that enables students to reach their highest potential. By having personal access to excellent teaching, challenging academic programs, and extracurricular experiences, students will develop skills and habits that promote values for career preparation, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. Our over 5,000 students include 50% first-generation students and 28% students of Native American descent, with 82% receiving financial aid. Southeastern ranks amongst the most affordable schools in the region thanks to out-of-state tuition waivers, and is proud of its exceptional affordable accredited MBA program, stellar aviation program, and outstanding national ranking in graduating Native American students.