Approximately 470 students and educators registered for the first event, demonstrating a significant interest in AM and 3D printing content designed for the student community.

With the goal of highlighting career opportunities in the 3D printing industry and bridge the gap between academia and industry with a supportive professional network, Women in 3D Printing has recently launched Wi3DP Next Gen.

The first activity of this subsidiary of the organization would be to organize dedicated events per sector. Following a first virtual event that shed light on young professionals from LEGO, Tapestry, SpaceX, New Balance, Facebook, Wi3DP Next Gen announced the second virtual edition of ‘Meet the Stars of 3D Printing: Aerospace Edition’.

The event will take place on March 23rd, 2021 from 7-9 pm EST and as seen in Wi3DP events, will feature an all-female panel of speakers. The concept of “Meet the Stars of 3D Printing” is to introduce students to all-stars working with additive manufacturing technologies in a wide range of verticals.

In this case, attendees will meet young women from Airbus, NASA, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. During a two-hour virtual event, Celina Gratton, Project Manager at Airbus; Colette Fennessey, Associate Director of Additive Manufacturing at Raytheon; Sarah Ludeman, Additive Manufacturing Engineer at NASA; and Anna Sailor, Principal Additive Manufacturing Process Engineer at Northrop Grumman will interact in a panel moderated by Sanjana Narayanan, Head of Wi3DP Nest Gen Career Development and high schooler.

Today, we are facing a widening skills gap, especially in the United States and Europe. If not solved, manufacturers may strain their workers, resulting in higher turnover, lower-quality output, and potentially loss in profit causing them to lose their competitive edge, which affects local economies,” shares Nora Touré, founder of Women in 3D Printing. “Deloitte estimates put the labor shortage at potentially 2.8 million by 2028. Time is ticking, the current workforce is aging, and there aren’t enough qualified applicants to replace them. And whenever there’s an economic crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic we’re currently facing, manufacturers and their workforce suffer in large numbers, and that is terrifying.”

Meet the Stars of 3D Printing: Aerospace Edition – brought to you by Wi3DP Next Gen

Save the Date: March 23rd, 2021 from 7 – 9pm EST

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