Biology 493 (Professor Amanda Storm)

This fall, the students of Amanda Storm’s Biology 493 class got a firsthand look at some unique molecules with the help of 3D Printing. For a class project students had the opportunity to learn about protein structures by manipulating 3D models of the proteins. Using specialized software, students created and submitted a 3D model of the protein to the 3DU, where the technicians printed their models using plastic 3D Printers. The end result was a physical model of their protein that they got to submit with their class project. The current designs can be seen on display in the Natural Science building. For information on how your class can use 3D printing, or if you would like to print a Protein structure, email us at