Cynthia Calvert-Copeland is such a believer in her industry that she offered this advice last Christmas for parents in search of that perfect gift.
Give them a 3-D printer.
Unconventional? Yes, but here’s why: doing so would be more than just making a kid happy. It would expose the child early to the STEM world — science, technology, engineering and math — and allow a child’s mind to stretch and think in different ways, much like exposure to a second language at an early age.
It’s an idea that Calvert-Copeland, owner of Tulsa-based Professional Image Inc., believes would result in more people — especially women — entering the manufacturing industry and helping close its gender gap.
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