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Engineering prints 3-D prosthetic limb

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Video credit: KXLY 4 News, Spokane

Last week, a team from EWU's Engineering Department presented a 3-D-printed prosthetic arm to a fifth grader at Spokane Public Schools.

Rob Gerlick, PhD and assistant professor of mechanical engineering, engineering tech Frank De Abreu and engineering student Shannon Kellam visited Isaiah Strom's classroom last Wednesday to custom fit his device and teach him how to use it.

Spokane Public Schools approached EWU with the idea of building a prosthetic for Strom after reading a New York Times article about 3-D hand printing, beginning the partnership that would change Strom's life.

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