RIO RANCHO (KRQE) – In response to President Obama’s call to create a Nation of Makers, one organization, Inventables, donated 3-D carving machines to a school in every state.

Mountain View Middle School was selected and now has access to the newest digital manufacturing technology, a 3-D carving machine.

These machines are a great tool to get kids to think outside of the box.

Mountain View Middle School’s Engineering, Robotics, and Design Instructor, Cheryl Kerby, joined the KRQE This Morning team to discuss their upcoming plans with the machine. Watch above.

Kerby plans to team up with their art teacher, Maggie Robinson, to co-teach a unit on 3D Form and Function. This will allow students to be challenged to create a new device, or improve an already existing one, that will help humans in underdeveloped areas or a device to help animals. The device must be innovative, functional, but also aesthetically pleasing.

They are looking to receive the machine at the end of April.