Vance Allen ’19 Engineering Design Project

A freshman at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT), Vance is part of an engineering student team designing toys for children with disabilities. Truly a STEAM project with heart!
 
In six weeks, Vance and two teammates have moved from initial concept to prototype in developing a toy that they anticipate will not only develop fine motor skills for children, but will also be fun to play with. They’re creatively seeking to fill a gap in the market with something new, innovative and helpful.
 
They and four other student teams are collaborating with a Terre Haute, Ind. organization called Reach Services to design toys for children with special needs.
 
Vance notes that final design adjustments and packaging are in process, but they expect to donate their finished product to the organization. His team was interviewed by Terre Haute NBC and ABC affiliate stations WTWO and WAWV. You can learn more about their project here.
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