Last night the National Union of Students held their annual NUS Awards, which celebrate the work done by Students’ Unions all across the country. Well, we’re delighted to say that our fantastic 3D Printing Society won the Student Opportunities Award! Some of the society’s leading members were joined by SU Staff at the NEC in Birmingham for the awards ceremony, and we’re sure they were thrilled to find out they’d won - we can’t say we’re too surprised, as they also won the Society of the Year Award at the SU Awards in April!
Founded by Younes Chahid, the 3D Printing Society is one of our newest societies, and started with the mission to “unleash students’ innovation and creativity” by turning their designs into real physical objects. Since then, they’ve been hard at work creating all kinds of cool stuff from Pokémon to bowties and even some Batman armour! They’ve also proven that 3D printing technology possesses a lot of future potential by creating a set of prosthetic hands they hoped to give to charity. They then got to see their work in action after giving a brand-new prosthetic hand to 10-year old Keslie, allowing her to do things like play with toys without the assistance of her parents! We also held a small surprise party for Kelsie where society members and SU staff were able to meet her and have a chat, and it was super exciting seeing Kelsie’s prosthetic working perfectly! They’ve since been in touch with Open Bionics, and we can’t wait to see what they get up to next.
The 3D Printing Society have proved that they’re pioneers of the future, and we couldn’t be prouder of them for winning their award. Make sure you check out their work online, and if you have any more interest in 3D printing, don’t forget you can always join their society!
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