28 Apr '14, 6pm

Student pays #engineering forward #robotics #manufacturing

Student pays #engineering forward #robotics #manufacturing

"Helping is more than our hobby." That's the slogan for Freedom Chairs , a charity started by a young engineer that refurbishes wheelchairs for those in need. Tim Balz is the president and CEO of Freedom Chairs, which he started three years ago as a sophomore at Plainfield High School in Indiana. His path to engineering and philanthropy wasn't always clear, but when he got involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition his interest became a passion. Now his work is gaining support from the engineering community, even seeing him speak at major conferences and events. "I've always kind of loved how things work, taking stuff apart and putting it back together, but I never actually realized that this could be a career until FIRST Robotics," said Balz. "Before FIRST I didn't really care what my future was going to be." Tim Balz works on repairing a wheelchair. Source: FreedomChairs...

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