St. Louis Children's Hospital
Zachary O'Connor is finishing a dual-degree program between Elon University and Washington University in St. Louis where he will receive degrees in biophysics and biomedical engineering. At Elon, he helped in the development of their two makerspaces and creating educational platforms for the university. At Washington University in St. Louis, he helped expand the 3D program at the Student Technology Services and has worked as a 3D printing engineer intern at the Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's Hospitals. Through the partnership with the St. Louis Children's Hospital Child Life Services department, Zach is spearheading a program to promote STEAM education with long term patients to teach 3D CAD design and 3D printing.