State Farm Insurace Grant: eNABLE Prosthetic 3D Printed Hand Challenge

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Michael Wilkosz, Lead Teacher Anthony Truss (Conard), Charles McDermott (Conard)
  • School: Hall High School
  • Subjects: Math, Science, Technology

The eNABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using 3-D printers to create free 3-D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device. The eNABLE Prosthetic 3-D Printed Hand Challenge will provide 100 Hall High School students the opportunity to help contribute to this growing base of volunteers by working to evaluate, print and assemble 3-D modeled hands to donate. The intent of this grant is to establish a lasting partnership between West Hartford Public Schools and the eNABLE Community. It will also encourage students to explore the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subject areas and discover all that these learning concepts have to offer. Beyond classroom exploration, students will have the opportunity to put their own ideas into practice in order to solve real-world problems. Finally, this project will also provide opportunities for students to experience the value of volunteer work first hand and to instill the values of volunteerism.

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