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Summer SAVY 2015 (Week 3, Day 4) – Bioengineering, Dr. Zeiger (Rising 2nd/3rd)

Posted by on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in SAVY blog.

Wow!  Students are really getting the hang of this engineering design method.  Today, students were challenged to design a prosthetic leg using some very simple materials including corrugated pipe, plungers, duct tape, towels, and bubble wrap.  They worked in teams which took quite a deal of negotiating and arguing their points of the design. The designs we saw were some of the best I have seen from any of my classes!  One design even included a puppet leg.
Students then were introduced to real prosthetic legs and tails thru Winter the dolphin and a flamingo! We also saw the fascinating work going on here at Vanderbilts Mechatronics lab.  Check out the following website to learn more…
See you tomorrow when students work on improving their designs from throughout the week!
Dr. Zeiger and Ms. Kate