On Wednesday October 19, the Outreach Program team at the Faculty of Engineering hosted a group of young students, grades 10 to 12, from all over Canada.
As part of the “Encounters with Canada” program, they visited the Richard L’Abbé Makerspace and took part in a 3D printing workshop.
The students learned about 3D design and then got to print their own creations. Scott Pardoel, a graduate student in biomedical mechanical engineering, explained to them how he uses 3D printing for his research in orthopaedic prosthetic devices and exoskeletons.
The “Encounters with Canada” program enables Canadian teens to meet other youths from the rest of the country who share the same interests and to spend a week in the nation’s capital. The theme for the week was science and technology.