April 10, 2020
6 min read

Resources for STEM, CTE and Engineering Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic


We’re amazed seeing the way educators and students are stepping up to the challenge, and embracing continued learning opportunities online. As we’re all in the early stages of this time of adjustment, we wish to be of support to our local education community. Below are some amazing free online learning resources that have been made available by our partners during this difficult time. Please contact us for guidance on any of the solutions below. We are happy to help educators get up and running so our region’s students can continue to access STEM and CTE education opportunities right at home.



TinkerCADOne of our favorite resources for introductory CAD education is TinkerCAD. Kids will love playing in this CAD sandbox and getting familiar with how to design an STL file.

We love exploring the information and videos on Festo’s Bionics4Education site. Visit a virtual Bionics Zoo and learn how nature inspires scientists to improve and innovate!






Online 3D Printing Resources for Educators and Students from Stratasys

As we are all dealing with the current global pandemic, Stratasys is providing online resources for educators and students. Within this resource guide you will find:

✔ Learning more about 3D Printing
✔ Projects and Challenges
✔ Communities to join


Mind-Sight Free software covid-19


Free Access to FESTO Mind-Sight Platform

FESTO has generously made their entire Mind-Sight platform, a SCORM-compliant learning content management system (LCMS), free of charge until July 2020.

This online software integrates tools such as efficiently building learning paths, delivering engaging lessons and monitoring student progress to ensure success. With dozens of available courses, your students can continue to learn about topics including:

✔ Electricity and Energy

✔ Industrial Technology 

✔ Manufacturing Technology

✔ Many other topics are available

In addition, Festo is also offering free access to many simulation programs that will allow your students to conduct virtual hands-on activities in areas such as:

✔ Electricity and Motors

✔ Fluid Power

✔ PLCs

Contact to request your free access to Mind-Sight eLearning or
contact us for a complimentary consultation.


Festo Didactic – Industry 4.0 Summer Online Professional Development

Festo is also hosting weekly LIVE webinars on various Industry 4.0 related topics over the the summer. Courses will cover:

  • Collaborative Robots and Advanced Vision
  • Mechatronics Apprenticeship
  • Getting Started with FluidSim
  • Industrial Pneumatics Level 1
  • Industrial Pneumatics Level 2
  • and more!

For dates and details on each session or to register click here.

Earn PD credit! Sign-up closes 48 hours prior to each webinar.

The following Festo webinars, which were previously recorded include:

Universal Robot presents: “Programming Collaborative Robots through remote learning”

Multiple webinar dates are being offered from Universal Robot throughout August 2020. Seats are limited and first come, first serve. Each session will begin at 9 AM EDT and end at 1PM EDT.

This workshop will feature UR Academy modules, the UR Simulator and program labs from our Certified Training Program. While this workshop does not replace a Certified Training, you will learn how to: 

  • Operate the cobot in a safe way
  • Make simple application programs
  • Manage program files
  • Connect I/O signals
  • Read and modify programs
  • Correctly use internal programming templates

Click Here to register


Livestreams and Resource Center from TecQuipment

TecQuipment Live streamOur friends at TecQuipment have and are posting engaging live streams on their YouTube channel, demonstrating a variety of engineering applications, such as Materials Testing and Properties, Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and much more. Previous live streams are available to watch now.

TQ’s website is a rich source of helpful information, including biographies of important contributors in the field of engineering and science, and infographic posters charts explaining various engineering theories and laws.


Virtual CNC Training For Manufacturing Students:





Advanced Manufacturing students are invited to utilize Siemens Sinutrain resources:


We wish our whole education community health and well-being during this difficult time, and hope to see you all very soon! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance in incorporating any of the resources mentioned, or to help in the effort to 3D print PPE.