Penn State University this week announced the graduation of its first student in its 3D printing masters’ program.
The Additive Manufacturing and Design program, established last year, offers one-year masters’ degrees in science in additive manufacturing and design and master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design.
Rakshith Badarinath, a doctoral student in industrial and manufacturing engineering, is the first to receive the degree after developing a robotic testbed retrofitted with sensors to monitor the printing process.
“It’s common for engineers to think in certain ways depending on their background and concentration,” Badarinath said in a release. “But with this AMD degree, you’re at the intersection of many disciplines and can get a comprehensive picture of the issues in the field.”
Penn State officials said more than 60 students are enrolled in the program either on campus or remotely.