Helping hands

Fri, Apr 1, 2016 - 10:03am

By Ashley O’Bannon-McClain

he Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas (BGCNCT) announced that they have launched a new printing program titled “Helping Hands from Helping Kids,” in which club members will learn how to print 3D prosthetic hands for disabled children. The 3D hands will be provided free of charge for the recipient.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity for our club members to learn a new skill with 3D printing and apply that to helping give back to the community,” BGCNCT President Rick Troutman said. “The cutting edge technology of 3D printing is very exciting, and incorporating it with helping...

Coppell tech program celebrates first graduation

Fri, Dec 18, 2015 - 8:00am

by Mike Albanese

Students sat around the rectangular table on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. 

Their faces fixated on the screen, illuminated by the light emitting from their devices. 

Thirty students, ranging from fourth grade to as young as first grade, graduated from the Colaberry Kids STEM Community Initiative on Saturday. 

“We did not expect it would grow this much,” said Colaberry CEO and founder Ram Kotamaraja.

Kotamaraja founded the program a year ago and it began with 10 people. 

He said the program helps encourage children to be involved in...

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