Cathy Bodine, assistant professor of bioengineering and director of Assistive Technology Partners, was featured in an article about “maker marathons,” where organizations are sparking innovation and finding solutions for creating assistive devices to help people with disabilities master everyday challenges.
This week, Assistive Technology Partners is moving onto the Auraria Campus from their 18th Ave. location. The new space includes about 2500 sq feet of office space in the Administration Building and almost 3000 sq ft in the 5th Street Hub. The new space will serve as a bioengineering presence on the Auraria Campus; host the Assistive Technology clinic; and provide research and engineering space for ATP students and our grants.
The Colorado Construction Industry, which has supported the ATP program for over a decade, funded close to $250,000 in Hub renovations and then came together across the industry to donate more than $100,000 in in-kind services and materials. They’ve also funded an endowed professorship and have also started an endowment to support the overall program within bioengineering and are starting a scholarship fund for students this year. To date, they’ve raised almost $2 million.
The program would like to thank Dean Marc Ingber and Bioengineering Chair Robin Shandas for their support in this transition.