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Innovation Spotlight: Bridging Theory and Practice with 3D Printing

Students in Dr. Sarahh Scher’s Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Art History course got a chance to build like Romans. Before engaging in building replicas, videos were utilized to enhance students’ understanding of the innovative technology of Roman arches and how these had revolutionized architectural styles. 

Dr. Scher used the Lulzbot Taz 6 3D printer at the Center for Teaching Innovation to make sets of posts, arch blocks and scaffolding from files available for free on the Thingiverse website.

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Derek A Barr
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