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Two Teams in Making for Social Good Class Are Finalist in 2022 make:able challenge

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Two Teams in Making for Social Good Class Are Finalist in 2022 make:able challenge

Bullis Upper School students in Making for Social Good submitted assisted design projects to the 2022 make:able challenge, and two project teams have been named finalists in four categories! 

Cane Valet, a 3D printed kickstand to hold a cane upright when not in use, has been named a finalist in the Best Inspirational Story, Best Use of Autodesk Software, and Best Use of 3D Printing.

Cane Valet team members:

  • Eloise Chen '22
  • Shri Khera '23
  • Dylan Tholan '23
  • Luca De Santi '24
  • Harry Groves '25

WheeLatch, a 3D printed hook to store the removable footrest of a wheelchair for a local assisted living home, is a finalist in the category of Best Use of Iterative Design.

WheeLatch team members:

  • Nathan Chen '24
  • Ally Riesner '24
  • Laila Kerr '25
  • Linus Mekhaya '25
  • Natalie Miller  '25

Congratulations to both teams on a job well done and making a difference in the world!

► Read more about the projects nominated in the 2022 make:able challenge.


About Making for Social Good Course: Upper School

In this course students will make a valuable, positive, and concrete contribution to a community by utilizing the design thinking process and making skills. Students will develop and implement empathy, a key element of the design thinking process, to address a need within a community (local, regional, or global) rather than a personal need or desire. Students will use the tools of the BITlab to make a product or service that can positively affect the lives of others, will understand the impact they can have on the world, and learn the skills necessary to act upon that knowledge.

► Learn more about the Bullis Innovation & Technology Lab (BITlab)