Teacher and inventor Jonathan Schwartz helps Renae D’Amour with her cutting board project in her computer integrated manufacturing class at Colfax High School in Colfax. Swartz doesn’t expect his students to have all the answers, but he does expect them to use every tool in their workshop to find them. Schwartz’s classroom and shop is a playground for tinkerers, inventors, innovators. The classroom has 18 computers with software to do computer-aided design and manufacturing, plus a 3-D printer.
Teacher and inventor Jonathan Schwartz helps Renae D’Amour with her cutting board project in her computer integrated manufacturing class at Colfax High School in Colfax. Swartz doesn’t expect his students to have all the answers, but he does expect them to use every tool in their workshop to find them. Schwartz’s classroom and shop is a playground for tinkerers, inventors, innovators. The classroom has 18 computers with software to do computer-aided design and manufacturing, plus a 3-D printer. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Teacher and inventor Jonathan Schwartz helps Renae D’Amour with her cutting board project in her computer integrated manufacturing class at Colfax High School in Colfax. Swartz doesn’t expect his students to have all the answers, but he does expect them to use every tool in their workshop to find them. Schwartz’s classroom and shop is a playground for tinkerers, inventors, innovators. The classroom has 18 computers with software to do computer-aided design and manufacturing, plus a 3-D printer. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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Teacher creates tinkerer’s paradise for Colfax students

November 07, 2014 04:00 AM

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