Students make 3D printed prosthetics for people in need

August 01, 2017 07:41 PM

Local students are taking what they learned in the classroom and are using those skills to help others.

Using 3D printing technology, students from Vertus High School printed and assembled hands and arms for children and people in need in Honduras and India.

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Students even Skyped with recipients and volunteers so they could coordinate efforts. Students taking part are doing this as part of a summer program.

"Instead of being out on the streets, I'd rather be in here and learning new things that I can use in my future," said Nelson Joaquin, Vertus Charter School student. "I feel good, by just knowing you are making a difference in somebody's life, it makes you feel different like you're doing something positive for this world."

This project is part of the e-Nable Program at the charter school. The program works with high school students, providing application of STEM learning and opportunities for community service.


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