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Nursing Student Helps Develop Mechanical Arm

College of Nursing senior Emily Gardner worked with a team of 4 engineering students to design a mechanical arm that helps a Northampton kindergartner feed himself. 

The project was funded through a grant that was awarded to our own Prof. Cynthia Jacelon, and two engineering professors. 

This project is the subject of Gardner's honors thesis, and she will continue to work with the young boy and his family for the rest of the school year.

Read the full story by the Gazette here: http://www.gazettenet.com/search/9869730-95/umass-engineering-team-designs-mechanical-arm-to-help-northampton-kindergartner-feed-himself.