Educator Training Series: Biomechanical Engineering, Designing Prosthetics!
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: https://bit.ly/2pudHO6
Design It, Explore It: Engineering Bridges January 20, 4-7pm: https://bit.ly/2VOZ0RQ
Engineering is Everywhere: Engineering Safety Helmets February 17, 4-7pm: https://bit.ly/2nZNJlm
Design It, Explore It: Designing Rockets March 16, 4-7pm: https://bit.ly/2J2veUG
Engineering is Everywhere: Pandemic Epidemic April 20, 4-7pm: https://bit.ly/2OVQijl
Please contact Sarah Grosvenor for more information or for a scholarship information.