Smithsonian Displays 3D Printed Statue of Manufacturing Scientist

Amy Elliott leads Oak Ridge National Laboratory's robotics and intelligent systems group.

Smithsonian Castle, Washington.
Smithsonian Castle, Washington.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A lifesize 3D printed statue of a manufacturing scientist from Tennessee is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to commemorate Women in History month.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Amy Elliott is one of 120 women featured in the exhibit IfThenSheCan on display in the Smithsonian Castle through March 27.

The statues honor women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Oak Ridge National Laboratory says it is the largest collection of statues of women ever put together.

Elliott specializes in the inkjet-based 3D printing of metals and ceramics. She leads the lab's robotics and intelligent systems group.

Her inventions have been licensed by industry and have won awards, the lab said.

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