Print and Play: Pediatric Patients Get Creative with Stony Brook Students’ 3D Printing Technology
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR Friday, April 14
Reporter Contact: 631-444-7880
WHAT: Stony Brook University senior Naveen Mallangada has his hands filled with his studies and researching pancreatic cancer in the Division of Cancer Prevention, but when he had an idea about a year ago to bring 3D printed toys to the kids at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital – he worked to make it a reality.
Naveen founded the 3Diatrics Club, and in collaboration with the Innovation Lab and Child Life team, he and the other student members are putting on a special show-and-tell of the University’s 3D printer in the Children’s Hospital playroom. During the workshop, they demonstrate how a real 3D printer works, give out previously printed toys, and hope to inspire the next generation of innovators, scientists, and engineers!
- Naveen Mallangada ’17, biology major in the Scholars for Medicine Program (BS/MD), Stony Brook University
- Members of 3Diatrics
- Pediatric patients of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
- Joan Alpers, Child Life Director, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
WHY: 3Diatrics is passionate about 3D printing and helping people. Members hold monthly workshops with pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, giving them a chance to have fun, be creative, and learn about 3D printing. They aim to become leaders in compassionate innovation and improve patient experience.
WHEN: Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2-4pm
WHERE: Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, New York 11794
DIRECTIONS: LIE to Exit 62. North on Nicolls Road. Cross Nesconset Highway (Route 347). Follow Hospital signs; turn right onto Health Sciences Drive. Continue to second light and turn left onto hospital campus. Parking available in hospital garage.