Gangantaya with the prosthetic leg
August 31, 2017

A Life-Changing Gift

Students collaborate in the Nest to design a lower leg prosthetic
by Liza Oldham

Over the summer, PA hosted a very special guest: Oyundari Gangantaya, a young amputee from Mongolia. She was gifted a new life-changing prosthetic designed by students on a 3D printer in The Nest, a makerspace in the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library (OWHL). The lower leg prosthetic is “the first of its kind designed by high school students,” says Mike Barker, Director of Academy Research, Information and Library Sciences.

A grateful Gangantaya, 20, who is a Paralympic volleyball player and a junior in college, says she is excited to “walk and run for as long she wants.” Twenty students worked on the complex project, which was made possible through the support and enthusiasm of Ed Nef ’51 and the Hangar Clinic in Methuen.

Oyundari Gangantaya visits the Nest

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