Recently, Makerbot contacted us about an opportunity to showcase student designs at the upcoming ISTE conference. but assures us that "Your school/student would be credited with a plaque." Nicely done.
Also, on Thingiverse, you are given the option to "give a shout out." With a click of the button, you can get a tag to print (see image below) to give credit where credit it do. (In Creative Commons land, we call this attribution.)