Key Elem. students create 3D-printed hand for Chicago boy
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Key Elementary students in Columbus are proving there is no age limit to make the world a better place.
Two fourth grade classes teamed up with CSU's Coca-Cola Space Science Center to help a young Chicago boy named Max, who is missing fingers on his left hand.
Thanks to an ASTC grant backed by Disney, the science center was able to bring five 3D printers into the classrooms.
Within a week, the students learned about 3D printing and made two hands for Max – one that fits his hand now, and a larger one for him to grow into.
Program director Lance Tankersley and assistant Charles Cowsert then traveled to Chicago to surprise Max and his new hands in person.
On Monday night, the Key Elementary students were recognized for their efforts at the Muscogee County School Board meeting.
You can watch Max's heartwarming surprise below:
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