Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John Kitrick, Red Bank Catholic has been able to purchase several state-of-the-art 3D printers for use in the Engineering, Math, Science and the Fine Arts Departments. The Kitricks have made a generous six-figure pledge to Red Bank Catholic to establish the Red Bank Catholic 21st Century Technology Fund which will support the efforts of teachers and students in RBC’s STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math) program area.
As RBC launches this cutting edge 3D printer technology for student use this semester, principal Robert Abatemarco notes, “This is an exciting gift that will support new and creative ways for students to engage in personally tailored research projects. The Kitricks have given us tools and opportunities to enable the students to be better prepared for college and beyond.” The integrated use of 3D printers will bring RBC’s project- based curriculum even further towards what the best colleges and businesses are doing. 3D printers enable the students in Art, Math, Science, and Engineering to conceive, design, and prototype original art, cars, bridges, buildings, instruments, abstract math objects, molecules and many other three dimensional objects.
RBC is grateful for Mr. and Mrs. Kitrick’s support in making this cutting edge technology part of its curriculum. Creatively, RBC enables students to personally develop and enhance their learning without limits. The 21st Century Technology Fund will benefit RBC students for years to come.