URI ENGINEERING STUDENTS TO MAKE PROSTHETIC ARMS, HANDS FOR AMPUTEES IN COLOMBIA
KINGSTON, R.I.—March 22, 2017—University of Rhode Island engineering students will travel to Colombia this summer to help some people drive a car or eat a meal with both hands.
Thanks to a $25,000 federal grant, the students will design and make prosthetic hands and arms for amputees in the South American country.
“It’s a meaningful and enriching project for our students, and we’re honored to receive this prestigious award,’’ says Silke Scholz, director of the Spanish International Engineering Program, or IEP, at the University. “The grant also affirms URI’s commitment to community service and global studies.”