In collaboration with a local social organization, Johnson & Johnson Medical (Suzhou) Ltd, the SIP-based branch of globally renowned Fortune 500 company Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), hosted the "WiSTEM2D: 3D-printed Artificial Limb Assembling Workshop" in a community in SIP's Dongshahu sub-district on Sept 20. The event offered 30 girls from a local middle school and the community a chance to know better about 3D printing while showing their care and love for children with physical disabilities.
The Workshop project is part of JNJ's WiSTEM2D program which is designed to fuel development of female leaders in STEM2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design), and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline. It is being carried out worldwide to increase female youngsters’ interest in STEM2D and help physically challenged children. The company revealed that remote STEM2D lessons are under planning so that the project can reach Chinese girls in remote areas.
In the event, the girls listened to a JNJ engineer's explanation of 3D printing technology and its application, and assembled artificial limbs with 3D-printed materials for children in need of the devices to improve their mobility.
The event was live-streamed so that more youngsters could explore 3D printing and interact with the engineer online.
September 23, 2020