Young people, the future of 3D printing



Within the framework of the YoMo Barcelona festival (The Youth Mobile Festival, HP organized several to bring technology to young students and break gender stereotypes.) The goal is to bring scientific and technological vocations closer, especially among girls.

HP once again reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) among young people by organizing different activities at the YoMo Barcelona youth festival (The Youth Mobile Festival), in which more than 15,000 will participate teenagers and teachers from all over Spain. The didactic and interactive experiences organized by the company allow young people to discover technology and its applications in a fun way with the aim of awakening their interest in STEM studies for their academic and professional future.


Teenagers will be able to experience virtual reality through a game in which they will paint a fictional world with their own hands that will then print on the same HP stand, where they can also scan an object in 3D, customize it with symbols, names and backgrounds. print it in 2D; design your own mobile case and print photos with the smallest printer in the world, the HP Sprocket.


HP's participation in this event is part of the company's strategy to promote scientific-technological vocations among young people, with special emphasis on girls. The company believes that it is vitally important to break down gender issues that can alienate women from the technology professions, especially in the areas of research and development, where women have a fundamental role yet to be developed. Thus, HP engineers and engineers will share their experience as professionals with teenagers, highlighting the learning and development opportunities offered by projects such as 3D printing technology. The objective is none other than to give visibility to more references and help young people to imagine their future in this sector.



"Our participation in YoMo is another example of HP's commitment to bring scientific vocations closer to the youngest and that will turn them into the professionals we will need tomorrow," said Helena Herrero, president of HP for Spain and Portugal: " This type of meeting highlights the real interest of young people, especially girls, for new technologies, demonstrating their desire to learn and become the future engineers and mathematicians that this country needs ".


According to data from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, during the 2016-2017 academic year, only 24% of students enrolled in Spanish universities chose science, engineering and architecture careers, which demonstrates a lack of interest of young people in these areas. But the most alarming is that of the total number of students enrolled in these careers, only 31.6% are women.


It is not surprising then that companies, which demand more and more professionals from the scientific and technological fields to be able to face the new challenges of the market, find themselves with great difficulties when it comes to hiring this type of profile. The gap between business needs and the existing supply in the labor market is increasing. A study by Randstad Research calculates that in the last seven years the number of students enrolled in STEM courses in Spain has fallen, in absolute terms, to more than 65,000 professionals, representing 26% of the total number of students.

Identified as the careers of the future, these disciplines will lead the advance of the countries, so HP is aware of promoting enrollments in STEM careers not only for the company, but also to meet the needs that society and the labor market demand. current and future. For this reason, HP participated for the second year in a row as one of the main promoters of the YoMo Barcelona festival, which this year was held from February 27 to March 2 at La Farga de L'Hospitalet.



According to a study by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, disseminating the value of science and explaining the opportunities offered by scientific-technological vocations from very young increases the interest of students towards this type of studies by 10%. For this reason, the activities organized by more than 80 volunteers in the stand of HP are aimed at young people living innovative experiences using technology and discover, in a fun way, all its potential and applications.


On the other hand, HP also organizes a series of highly interactive technical workshops to explain to students in a practical way complex technological concepts. Some of these workshops allow you to discover and learn how 3D printing works; know the technology that allows the HP ZINK Paper printer to print without ink; Explore the mechanisms of a printer and create one with your own hands; discover how particles act and how they influence the colors of printing inks, among others.


Throughout the year, the company carries out different activities such as school visits, its own programs in collaboration with other entities to encourage the inclusion of female talent in the world of work, scholarship programs and competitions and initiatives in which many of the employees of The company is voluntarily involved.


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