TCC Explores Fusion of Science, Art and Technology

Expo allows attendees to connect with leaders developing potential lifesaving solutions using 3-D printing
FORT WORTH, Texas (March 11, 2016) Tarrant County College will provide insight from experts intimately engaged in the development of technology that one day transforms gels into living human cells at its first Converge Conference & Expo Friday, March 25.
“Exploring the Fusion of Science, Art and Technology in a 3-D World” gets under way at 9 a.m. in the Action Suites on the fourth floor of the Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle.
Wake Forest Scientist Mathew Varkey, Ph.D., a research fellow in the Institute of Regenerating Medicine Research, is part of a team using a combination of living cells and a special gel to print out living human body parts. The research at Wake Forest, often featured in the national news, could one-day result in an alternate organ source for more than 121,000 Americans on the waiting list for an organ, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
“The key to awakening students about potential careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is to expose them to cutting edge research and developments that reaches beyond the normal topics of today’s classroom,” said William Kucera, Ph.D., TCC chemistry professor and joint conference organizer. “In the United States, we are facing a major shortfall in producing engineers/scientists with skills that support manufacturing and product development. Students in science & engineering need exposure to industry and manufacturing. Talking with leading engineering and scientific technology companies will do wonders to open their minds to the range of career possibilities.”
Students will have the opportunity to visit with manufacturers involved in the current 3-D revolution that involves scanning, modeling/design, additive manufacturing and product development. The firsthand look at technology currently available that will play a role in the process will be provided in exhibits by industry leaders in biomedical engineering, software technologies and printing, including 3dDigital, Fanuc, LabResources Renisha, Stratasys, and TechLabs.
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