Torrington senior DuBois producing, donating prosthetics to nonprofit

Torrington senior DuBois producing, donating prosthetics to nonprofit

(The Register Citizen, 5/1/17)

Torrington High School Senior Ali DuBois is getting a jumpstart on her engineering degree – and literally lending a hand to a global nonprofit.

In an independent study class with THS teacher Scott Samsel, Dubois is producing and donating prosthetic hands to the Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge, a student and teacher volunteer organization working with the non-profit group Enabling the Future.

The particular design, called the Raptor, is wrist driven and assists those who are missing fingers and thumb. DuBois will be helped by a few student volunteers that she will enlist and train to complete this task over the next month.

DuBois requested the independent study class with Samsel, which is giving her experience with various computer numerically controlled additive and subtractive machining systems. She felt that this project an excellent tie into her decision to pursue engineering at Boston University, where she has been accepted to attend in the fall.

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