Monday, January 28, 2013

Freshman Impacts

Higher education is close to my heart.  I worked at a college for years before leaving to support colleges and universities in the commercial sector.  I love when professors are creative and inspire their students to stretch their minds and abilities.  I love it even more when those students have an opportunity to see that their work can positively impact their community.

A group of freshman engineering students were assigned the task of designing and developing systems to stimulate elderly dementia patients.  The students had to research ways to stimulate the patients and the materials they would need to build their projects.  Their final designs were then delivered to a nearby nursing home where they were put to use.


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