Picking Up ‘STEAM’
When Grayson Fast, a student at Horizon Middle School in Aurora, CO, first started working on a school project aimed at designing an artificial limb for a local military veteran, she knew it would have a significant impact on the recipient’s life – but she didn’t realize it would gain national attention and alter the future of custom prosthetics for people with disabilities.
Fast, who is the daughter of a veteran, had the opportunity to work with her classmates as part of the 2016 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest to design, develop and 3D-print an artificial limb for a local veteran who had lost his leg during service – a cause that is close to her heart. The hard work of Horizon Middle School paid off, as the class was named a national winner in the contest, leading to a flurry of national attention, a trip to the White House, and an influx of inquiries from outside organizations seeking advice and guidance on how to construct the prosthetic limbs.
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