Grant will buy 3-D printers for middle school

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Ridgefield — A View Ridge Middle School teacher will use a $5,000 grant to purchase 3-D printers for classrooms. Tylor Hankins, who developed an "Applied Technology" course in 2011, was awarded the CenturyLink "Teachers and Technology" grant May 28. Students at View Ridge already have experience using 3-D modeling software in class projects. "The students could use the printers to create parts for class projects," Hankins said in a press release. "For instance, students could print their own gears for our recent dragster-racing project."