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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Albert Manero and the Collective Project: Changing the World with Bionic Arms for Kids

When Albert Manero was a kid, his parents taught him the importance of making the world a better place.

He’s off to a great start. So far, he’s built one bionic limb for a 6-year-old boy, and another for a 7-year-old girl without a left forearm. And he founded the volunteer group Limbitless Solutions to build affordable, bionic, 3D-printed arms, in which he makes the designs available to others for free.

“My parents always encouraged me to use my education to help others and to dream big dreams,” says Manero, a Fulbright scholar and doctoral student in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida. “Now I want to inspire others to help engineer hope for the world.”

He and the Limbitless team have focused on arms for children, whose small prosthetics are harder to build and quickly outgrown. The limbs use electrical muscular signals to control movement. The team is now expanding its horizons to develop bionic legs and elbow joints.

Manero and the Limbitless team are featured in The Collective Project, a look at students working together to improve the world. Empowered by Microsoft’s OneNote, the project celebrates the journey of ideas into action, with ways for people to learn more and get involved.

More Coverage

Link 1 (Microsoft Blog)

Link 2 (Manero’s OneNote on Limbitless Solutions)

Link 3 (website of Limbitless Solutions)

Link 4 (Facebook page of Limbitless Solutions)

Link 5 (The Collective Project)

In the following video, Robert Downey Jr. and Albert Manero surprised a very special child with a new bionic 3D printed arm at no cost to the family:

The Collective Project: Albert’s Journey:

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