Makeable Challenge, Union University, grades 4-11, Jackson, Tennessee, four assistive technology project

West Tennessee Healthcare Therapy and Learning Center, 3D Printing Camp and Union University are three community partners who worked together to present  “A Make:able Challenge” that was held on Union’s campus last Friday. 

Four teams spent the last six months preparing to make someone else’s life a little easier and a little more enjoyable.

Georg Pingen, engineering professor at Union University and his wife Betsy started the makeable outreach program to allow students to expand on their skills of learning about engineering in a fun way.

Pingen received his Bachelor’s degrees from Washington and Samford University. He continued his educational journey receiving his Master’s from Washington University and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

Students from grades 4-11 combined engineering skills and 3D printing to create meaningful projects for those individuals with disabilities who may not otherwise be able to enjoy a certain activity.

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