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

West Tennessee Healthcare Therapy and Learning Center, 3D Printing Camp and Union University are three community partners who worked together to present “A Make: A 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, an engineering professor at Union University and his wife Betsy, started a make-out outreach program that allows students to expand their skills of learning about engineering in a fun way.

Pingen received his Bachelor’s degree 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 combine engineering skills and 3D printing to create meaningful projects for those with disabilities who may not otherwise be able to enjoy a certain activity.

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