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The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a story about students working to raise money to buy a 3D printer for a small community. For fifteen years, political science lecturer Tim Ezzell’s class has been part of a program called the Appalachian Teaching Project, sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission. The project provides planning and economic development assistance to distressed communities. As a part of the program, Ezzell has asked his class to set-up a crowd-funding website to raise $2,500 for the project for the Copper Basin Learning Center near Ducktown in Tennessee.