We are picking up with a sequel on Meaningful Things That Matter post of December 2017.
We wanted to draw your attention to two upcoming events that our team is sponsoring and participating in.
Join us, or, if you can, jump in to contribute of your talent, time or treasure.
March 10, 2018 – Akron, Ohio
The Bridging Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Medicine engineering fair, Northeast Ohio’s premier engineering fair devoted exclusively to students interested in exploring biomedical engineering, brings together the most talented and innovative students to interact with each other and with leaders in medical device research and development.
• Hosted by The University of Akron
• Held at the NIHF STEM Middle School in Akron, Ohio
• Designed to inspire students to:
◦ Participate in the biomedical engineering and medical science fields
◦ Present and write logical arguments based on substantive claims, sound reasoning, and relevant evidence
◦ Evaluate and present increasingly complex information
◦ Grow vocabularies in the areas of science, engineering, and medicine
◦ Develop familiarity with 21st century media and technology
◦ Practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges
◦ Become familiar with engineering design and its process
◦ Become proficient at testing a concept and improving ideas for new medical devices
To Learn More Visit: http://www.uakron.edu/bestmedicine/
March 16th, 2018 – Akron, Ohio
ADAPT A CAR Workshop
You can check the organization out at http://inclusioneers.org
What’s an ADAPT A CAR WORKSHOP?
In keeping with its mission to provide independence and mobility to individuals with developmental disabilities, Inclusioneers is sponsoring a special event hosted by Summit DD, to celebrate National Inclusion Month in March. Inspiration for this ride-on car workshop comes from the research of Dr. Cole Galloway, the founder of the nonprofit organization Go Baby Go.
Following the research of Dr. Galloway, PT, PhD in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, toy ride-on cars can be adapted to improve the odds for kids whose mental, social and emotional development is delayed, because of their physical inability to explore their environment. Check out his TEDMED talk “A Movement for Mobility.”
The Inclusioneers Adapt-A-Car Workshop program relies heavily on Dr. Galloway’s research that Ride-On cars can be modified to have a therapeutic value, providing mobility to children with mobility challenges, empowering them to be a part of the action at home, in the daycare or on the playground.
The Inclusion Day Event will highlight 7 cars that will be adapted to the specific benefit of children selected by Physical and Occupational Therapist serving Summit DD and Akron Children’s Hospital.
The ride-on cars for the Adapt-A-Car workshop event is the culmination of a collaboration between social service organizations (Summit DD), Inclusioneers (business mentor engineers and University of Akron student engineers), business sponsors (Bridgestone, Air Enterprises, The Innovation Garage, Spring Hills Golf Course, MW Mielke, NuMotion etc.) and Hoban High School student volunteers.
The event will be well attended and we anticipate attendees to include:
-Dr. Cole Galloway
-City government representatives
-Summit DD volunteers/representatives
-Business sponsor representatives (i.e. Bridgestone, Air Enterprises, The Innovation Garage, M.W. Mielke, Spring Hills Golf Course and NuMotion)
-Inclusioneers Board Members
-Ride-On car recipients and family members
-The University of Akron volunteers/representatives
-Akron Children’s Museum representatives
-Akron Children’s Hospital representatives
-Hoban HS volunteers/representatives
The Adapt-A-Car workshop event is a great example of community collaboration and the local support Akron and Summit County brings to people of all abilities.
So, please join us at the Adapt-A-Car workshop event on March 16th at 5pm, to show the leadership support for people of all abilities in Akron and Summit County.
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