Camps and Good Causes: On the Scene
High school student Rebekah Woo came to BlueStamp Engineering’s New York City summer camp, which ran for six weeks ending in July, with a specific vision: a color-changing, thermochromic 3D printed dress that can be controlled. After bringing it to fruition, she imagines its application in construction.
“A vision of mine is dyeing 3D printed panels with these thermochromic dyes so that they could act as sensors. These panels would be assembled to create the exterior walls of a building. As people or objects passed by, the heat emitting from their movement would be reflected onto the wall, changing the color,” says Woo, from San Diego.
Woo (shown above standing near center wearing a denim jacket) and other students going into grades 8-12 studied engineering and perfected their individual projects from scratch. “Students learn the essential techniques of mechanical engineering and construction for a successful build,” says BlueStamp NYC director Jessie Contour. “Past projects include wind turbines, CNC machines and 3D printed robotic arms.”
BlueStamp also holds camps in San Francisco and Palo Alto, Calif.
PHOTO COURTESY ASSOCIATED CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS OF NEW JERSEY
Craftworkers and Edison Job Corps students were among those feted at the July 8 opening of a new cabin at Kiddie Well Camp in Edison, N.J. The cabin is pictured here being built by members of the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey. ACCNJ highlighted the work performed by Epic Management of Piscataway as well as its labor partners that donated time and funds to the project.
PHOTO COURTESY EW HOWELL
EW Howell’s Benefit for a Friend committee presented a donation of $5,000 to the Mentors Giving Voices Across North Babylon program at the organization’s year-end breakfast June 20. The program is part of the North Babylon School District in North Babylon, N.Y. Pictured from left are EW Howell volunteers and city school district officials: Sean Kratz, Maria Prendimano, Kimberly Skillen, Jeanette Roberto, Michelle Pressley, Donna Ruber and Daniel Williams.