STAUNTON – A group of middle schoolers crowded around a bright-white 3D printer at the Staunton Makerspace Thursday morning.
They watched as the printer’s nozzle zoomed around the square space, layering tiny strings of filament to create shapes that were, so far, unidentifiable.
In 28 hours, those little strings would form the components of a prosthetic hand.
With the help of several community members, a group of Wilson Middle School’s gifted and talented students are printing prosthetic hands that will be donated to children through e-NABLE, an international volunteer organization. They hope to eventually make a difference locally by printing prosthetics for people in this region.
Lois Curry-Catanese, a guidance counselor and the school’s gifted and talented coordinator, stumbled across e-NABLE while searching for STEM activities for her students last year. The organization is…