March 27, 2017
Engineering students from the University of Rhode Island will travel to Colombia this summer to build prosthetic hands and arms for amputees, according to a press release. They have received a $25,000 federal grant.
“It is a meaningful and enriching project for our students, and we are honored to receive this prestigious award,’’ Silke Scholz, MBA, director of the Spanish International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Islands (URI), said in the release. “The grant also affirms URI’s commitment to community service and global studies.”