Marshall HS Design and Technology Students Build Violin Bow Prosthetic for Elementary Student

School News
May 29, 2019


student design teamMarshall High’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Design and Technology students designed a violin bow prosthetic for a fourth grade student at Centre Ridge Elementary. Teachers from Centre Ridge initially approached the class with the idea of helping their student. The project team—which included Jessica Sova, Shruti Sekar, Ian McMenamin, Ellis Nolan, and Lee Peterson—worked on and off for five months to complete the project. Some parts of the robotic arm were created using a 3D printer. Remarkably, the project team was able to work on the prosthesis virtually and has not met the Centre Ridge student, but hopes to do so soon. Contact Sam Allen at Marshall High at slallen@fcps.edu or Molly Henry at Centre Ridge at mjhenry@fcps.edu