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Professor Garfield partners with Makers Empire



3D Printing STEM Competition for Students

NEWS RELEASE: 4th October 2016.

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Professor Garfield partners with Makers Empire

Makers Empire, has teamed up with cartoon icon, Professor Garfield, to launch a worldwide 3D design and print STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics) competition for school students.

“Makers Empire makes STEM learning exciting and interesting for kids and this partnership with Professor Garfield is a fantastic opportunity to influence learning for the next generation,” said Jon Soong, CEO of Makers Empire.

 Bob Levy, Director of Educational and Online Initiatives at Professor Garfield added "At Professor Garfield we have many years’ experience producing resources for teachers and activities for students. We love programs like this, it fits our philosophy like a glove."

 The free competition is open today to individuals and schools, and winners will receive a Garfield t-shirt and an original, signed artwork by Jim Davis, creator of the iconic Garfield comic series.

“We can’t wait to see the designs students come up with!” says Jon Soong.

For more information: https://www.makersempire.com/garfield

Makers Empire has created the world's first 3D Printing Learning Program for elementary and middle schools. Its curriculum-aligned products help teachers achieve STEM learning outcomes while encouraging students’ creativity and problem solving abilities.  Makers Empire education programs are used in hundreds of schools from New York to San Francisco, Australia, China, India and South Korea

The Professor Garfield Foundation was founded by Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis and Ball State University to create digital education and entertainment with a primary emphasis on children’s literacy. The FREE website, www.professorgarfield.org is a fun interactive online environment where children can safely explore, learn and creatively express themselves. The Foundation was formed in 2003 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to provide children, parents, and teachers an opportunity to enhance and support classroom learning in new and innovative ways.

The Sail Away Challenge is sponsored by Makers Empire, Professor Garfield, NYIT TBLS and Jim Davis.

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For more information, please contact:

Anthony Chhoy (Aus) or Rayan Nathan (USA),

E: anthony@makersempire.com | rayan@makersempire.com
Tel: AUS (040) 334 7994 or USA (339) 368 6399

www.makersempire.com