Tewksbury Education Foundation Grants Fund New Technology, Including 3D Printer
Nov 19, 2015 12:42PM
● By Bill Gilman
The Tewksbury Education Foundation (TEF) has supported educational activities and school safety initiatives for the past four years. Some of the items purchased for use by students are 3D printers, PCR machine, document cameras, an Electronic Balance Scale and assorted microscopes.
One example can be seen in Tewksbury Memorial High School teacher Sue Barnett’s Engineering class. The classroom is filled with computers as well as two 3D printers. “The 3D printers have real world relevance for these students if they go out and work in the field of engineering as well as technology” Sue Barnett said. One student in the class said he took the class just to work with the 3D printers.
“The Tewksbury Education Foundation was thrilled to purchase the 3D printers for the high school and have a class started primarily due to the purchase of new technology”, Erin Asselin President of the Tewksbury Education Foundation said. The TEF has purchased over $100,000 of materials and equipment for the Tewksbury Public Schools
Provide financial and in-kind support dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our school communities. To work toward advancing the system-wide mission, which is to challenge, prepare, and raise expectations for the students of the Tewksbury Public Schools to ensure that each student will be well-prepared and productive members of a diverse global society.
In the past few years, in addition to the STEM equipment, the TEF has purchased equipment to upgrade the safety of all of the school buildings where students learn.
The Tewksbury Education Foundation will be holding the next auction at the Tewksbury Country Club on November 20, 2015 from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Tickets are just $20.00 when purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased in the Community Services office located in the Center School or online at