Prosthetic leg

Educator Training Series: Biomechanical Engineering, Designing Prosthetics!

Mon, 12/16/2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
UNH STEM Discovery Lab/Cooperative Extension
UNH Manchester
88 Commercial St, room 329
Manchester, NH 03101

Educators will learn about important factors to keep in mind when designing prosthetic devices as they engineer a model leg for an elephant and a model beak for an eagle. They will then learn the story of Winter, a dolphin with a prosthetic tail. This will help set the context for their final design challenge, designing a model prosthetic device for a fish. Finally, you will have a chance to develop the characteristics of their fish and make an exhibit for a showcase.

This is a fun and exciting introduction into the world of Bioengineering.  The workshop is appropriate for adults and volunteers who work with youth in out-of-school time or classrooms.  Content most appropriate for youth ages 5th-9th, but can be adapted as needed. 

Engineering is Everywhere: Engineering Prosthetics:  December 16th, 4-7pm:

Design It, Explore It: Engineering Bridges January 20, 4-7pm:

Engineering is Everywhere: Engineering Safety Helmets February 17, 4-7pm:

Design It, Explore It:  Designing Rockets March 16, 4-7pm:

Engineering is Everywhere: Pandemic Epidemic April 20, 4-7pm:


Please contact Sarah Grosvenor for more information or for a scholarship information.


$15, FREE for Extension Volunteers