3D scanning gets kids into engineering while they’re young

| January 4, 2017

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You hear about the same problem at nearly every conference: It is difficult to get younger people interested in professions like engineering and surveying. When most members of the workforce are close to aging out, and there are few people around waiting to take their place, that constitutes a sort of crisis for these crucial industries.

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