Students Use STEM Skills to Make Prosthetic Hands for Children

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Hundreds of thousands of people suffer the loss of a limb every year, but some North Carolina middle school students are doing their part to help.
Uwharrie Charter Academy students in Asheboro are using a 3D printer to design and print parts for a prosthetic hand.
“We are printing prosthetics for children who were born with birth defects or were in accidents and lost hands,” said teacher James Green.
“Once we start printing it, it takes about nine hours to print,” explained student Jacob Rudisill.
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