International Survey of Research University Faculty: Use of 3D Printing
The report looks at which faculty use 3D printing, how much they use it, and where they use it; in the library or in other university locations, for example. It also probes the question of how much faculty value this capability and how they have used it. Data in the 50-page report is broken out by more than 10 criteria including but not limited to: country of origin of faculty member (with separate data for the USA, Canada, UK/Ireland and Australia), age and gender of faculty member, academic field, size of university, academic title or position, world university ranking, and many other useful variables.
Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:
8.59% of faculty sampled have used or assigned for use a 3D printer.
Older faculty were somewhat less likely than others to have used a non-library located 3D printer; for example, only 6.34% of faculty aged 60 or over have used one.
Respondents mentioned the following institutions for their particularly creative or admirable use of 3D printing in research or instruction: the San Francisco Art Institute, the Creative Lab at the Salt Lake City Public Library, the University of Manchester Aerospace and Civil Engineering Faculties, University of California Davis, Temple University, University of California Berkeley, Technische Universität München, Bucknell University, Rochester University, Virginia Commonwealth University (Sculpture).
Faculty from some of the following universities participated in the study: Australian National University, Brown University, Carleton University, Drexel University, Emory University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, McGill University, Monash University, State College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Saint Louis University, Staffordshire University, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, University of Michigan, University College Dublin, University Nottingham, University of Birmingham, University of California at Davis, University of Chicago, University of Leeds, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nottingham, University of South Florida, University of Strathclyde, University of Technology Sydney, University of Toronto, University of Western Australia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Washington State University, and Yale University.
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