For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Monterey Middle School students explore how technology can improve people’s lives
VICTORIA, BC – The Victoria Hand Project has partnered with the Monterey Institute of Technology (MIT) to engage youth in how they can use technology to make a positive difference in the world.
Students in Monterey’s MIT program are getting a digital lesson from the Victoria Hand Project, learning how they can utilize 3D printers to help people in developing nations. The Victoria Hand Project 3D prints prosthetic upper limbs for people in need. Currently, they have clinics in Guatemala, Nepal, Haiti, Cambodia and Ecuador. Tomorrow, The Victoria Hand Project will educate students about the latest technology and host a hands-on workshop.
Students will have the opportunity to apply design skills, specific coding applications and learn the use of 3D printers. The goal is to have students explore how technological applications can be used to help people around the world.
Where: Monterey Drama Room
When: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Sessions at: 11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.—2:45 p.m.
On Site Contact: Anna Lisa Bond, Career and Transition Coordinator
Community Engagement and Communications