Jeffries Epps is the Director of Information Technology for Richmond County Schools in Hamlet, North Carolina. He has dedicated his 21 year career to improving K-12 education via technology. Since 2009, he has trained students in grades 5 through 12 in the use of 3D design, 3D scanning, and 3D printing technologies to raise student achievement and prepare them for S.T.E.M. related careers. The district is currently partnering with 3DSystems Geomagic, Inc. to design a curriculum to introduce the technology to school districts nationwide.