Springdale students use technology to give first grader arm prosthesis

Posted: January 24, 2018 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Julie Marvin leans in to watch her daughter Gracie, a first-grade student at Willis D. Shaw Elementary School, sit on a new bike Tuesday and place her arm in the new prosthetic attached to the handlebars at the school in Springdale. Students from the Environmental and Spatial Technology programs at the elementary school and the Don Tyson School of Innovation created the prosthetic using a 3D printer. The prosthetic will give Gracie two points of contact on the handlebars assisting her in steering and balancing the bike.

SPRINGDALE -- Students have once again used technology courses and district equipment to help one of their own.

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