If you were to visit the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design (CEID) recently, you might find a researcher using the 3D printer to reproduce fossilized monkey bones. Or you might meet a team of students working on an app for kidney transplant patients.
This type of dedication to innovation has caught the attention of the President of the United States, as well as the President of Yale University. A White House initiative called the National Week of Making showcases the ingenuity and inventiveness of individuals who work together and create solutions to challenging problems. Yale Engineering is featured in the White House Fact Sheet on the 2016 National Week of Making. Pres. Barack Obama initiated the week-long celebration of "the tinkerers and dreamers whose talent and drive have brought new ideas to life."
Read more: http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/yale-celebrates-nation-makers & http://seas.yale.edu/news-events/news/zinter-and-kwan-talk-ceid-success-white-house-symposium & http://president.yale.edu/speeches-writings/notes-woodbridge-hall/bakers-makers