Last summer, Edgewater hosted its first LeadingEdge Labs STEM Summer Institute for Edgewater students. Twenty-five Edgewater students met for 2 days of brainstorming, team building, and learning about 3D-printed prosthetics.
The institute included a field trip to visit Limbitless Solutions at University of Central Florida. Students were able to tour the 3D Lab at UCF, speak one-on-one with UCF students, and work in teams to assemble a 3D-printed hand.
LeadingEdge Labs’ students will continue their research and development in 3D-printed prosthetics, and work to develop a gaming environment for kids with 3D-printed prosthetic hands, through an IT-Directed Study course offered for the 2015-2016 academic year. The eighth period course is co-facilitated by Ms. Hinds Cruz and Ms. Whittingham.
The project, called “The Soaring Eagles Prosthetic Arm Project” is made possible by a $20,000 grant from Lockheed Martin through the OCPS Foundation.