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Engineering Features

Aaron Brown

UIX: Creating new futures is a hands on project for Aaron Brown

Through 3D printing and as a volunteer for e-NABLE, Aaron Brown and his company Axis Lab develop and create "super" assistive hand devices for children and adults. Now his prosthetic designs with comic-inspired themes are something to marvel at, both here in Grand Rapids and everywhere he takes them.

Lis Bokt

UIX: Lis Bokt and The Geek Group combine inspiration, innovation, and perspiration

Whether it's engineering know-how, mechanical prowess, educational opportunities, or simply making creative ideas manifest, The Geek Group and executive director Lisa Bokt excel at facilitating manufacturing through the creative process in many different ways.

Dr. Keli Christopher

UIX: Dr. Keli Christopher and Mind Boggle help young learners develop STEM skills

If you love your work, it isn’t work. That’s the spirit Dr. Keli Christopher maintains in her role as founder and head educator of Mind Boggle. Read more about her efforts to emphasize STEM education in this story by UIX Editor Matthew Russell, with images by Steph Harding.

Matt and Kristin Fowler

G-Sync: Living Building Challenge in Grand Rapids

Goethe's famous quote, "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it" becomes crystal clear with new meaning when Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen meets Baxter neighborhood's Matt and Kristin Fowler. This is part one of their incredible journey to build something new in our city.


From Grand Rapids to Ghana: In developing-world healthcare market, low-tech is the new cutting edge

Local medical device startup Sisu Global Health plans to create a channel for needed technology to the developing world, while infusing Grand Rapids’ startup scene with a mentality for global impact.
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