Printing Prosthetics for People

Hands on an ipad with laptop in the background.

UB staff brings 3D printing to West Africa

Cindi Tysick

Cindi Tysick headshot.

Presented on
Dec. 18, 2019
Noon—1 p.m. EST

Cindi Tysick, head of UB Libraries Educational Services team, recently spent time in Ghana making prosthetic hands with 3D printers. Her work partnered WNY STEM Hub—which creates awareness and partnerships that serve students, teachers and parents in accessing STEM/STEAM learning and careers—with the West African STEM Hub.

Cindi will share her experiences in Ghana developing a STEM program—working closely with African Rights Initiative International, the STEM HUBs and WNY E-NABLE—to develop the 3D printing program to benefit and change the lives of children with disabilities while at the same time allowing educators and students the opportunity to work with the latest and greatest technology.

About Cindi Tysick
Cindi Tysick, MLS '01, PMCERT '01, BA '99, has been a social sciences librarian for more than 15 years. She currently heads a team of UB librarians charged with introducing first- and second-year students to library research and how to critically evaluate the mountains of information they encounter in their daily lives. She is also a certified educational technology teaching specialist and currently working on her doctorate in creativity and innovation in higher education.