Atlantis Charter students open school store for 3D printed products

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Lunch these days is a pretty busy time for some of the students in the STEM program at Atlantis Charter School. They do a thriving business, run their own store, and sell their personalized 3D printed toys and balls to the rest of the school.

“Especially the younger kids in college, all the fussy little toys and things we sell… they invade us at lunchtime,” said Jared Booker, STEM instructor at the school.

Junior Miguel Mendoza said it has been a satisfying race so far: “It’s great, honestly, to see the results of your labor. It’s fantastic and it’s really motivating to continue to do more, ”he said.

Part of the benefit of the program is that it gives younger college students a taste of what they could do with STEM later in their college career.

“As the college kids see our store and see some of the products that we make, they become more and more interested, not only in what we do and only in the products, but … once we do. they go into high school, ”said Robert Perry, director of Career Academy.

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